On Thursday, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu met with the former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda and Chief Minister of Karnataka H D Kumarswamy in order to form alliance against BJP for the coming Lok Sabha elections and said that opposition parties should join hands together to protect the nation and to save the democracy.
He told to reporters after meeting, “It is our responsibility to join hands together to save and protect this great nation and also save democracy and the Constitution”.
He said, “PM candidate, we will decide. All of us will join together. First our aim is to protect democracy and save nation. What I am saying is, Congress is the main and major party. If you see only one experiment, that is under Deve Gowda’s prime ministership. At that time, the Third Front had come to power. Then we had taken support from Congress from outside. That is the only experiment”.
Met with Sri @H_D_Devegowda, former Prime Minister of India & National President, Janata Dal(Secular) and Sri @hd_kumaraswamy, Chief Minister of Karnataka in Bangalore today. pic.twitter.com/rvtLSad2je
— N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) November 8, 2018
When Naidu was asked about the 1996 government model then he said, “I am interested in the nation and consensus. Everybody will join together. There is no organisation as of today. I have taken some initiative and I am meeting everybody. After that, we will meet and decide how to go about”.
Kumarswamy said that they are going to organize a farmers rally in December or January. He said, “I plan to hold the event by December-end or January (next year). All regional leaders, with the exception of BJP, will be invited”.
On forming the alliance against BJP he said, “It is the responsibility of all secular parties including the Congress to come together to oust the present government”.