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TDP chief Naidu meets Rahul; discusses firming up anti-BJP front

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Saturday met and discussed firming up an anti-BJP front to keep the saffron party out of power after poll results are declared.

Before meeting the chief, Naidu, who is spearheading an effort to cobble up an anti-BJP front, met CPI leaders Sudhakar Reddy and D Raja.

He is scheduled to meet NCP supremo and in the national capital later in the day.

The minister is also scheduled to meet and in in the evening.

In an hour-long meeting with Gandhi, sources said, Naidu discussed the impending need to bring together all parties which are against the BJP after the Lok Sabha election results are declared on May 23.

Sources said Naidu also told Gandhi to have a strategy ready in case the BJP falls short of numbers and still stakes claim to form the government.

Naidu is also in touch with Trinamool chief over the phone on this issue, the sources added.

On Friday, Naidu had said that not only the but any outfit which is against the saffron party are welcome to join a grand alliance after the election results are declared.

He had also met convener and as well as CPI(M) leader on the matter.

The seven-phase polling will end on Sunday and the counting of votes will be done on May 23.

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First Published: Sat, May 18 2019. 11:50 IST