Chandrababu Naidu to meet Deve Gowda tomorrow
Bengaluru, Nov 7 (PTI): TDP supremo and Andhra Pradesh
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who is trying to unite
opposition parties to take on BJP in the Lok Sabhaelections
next year, will meet former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda and
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy here on Thursday.
Naidu will meet Gowda at his residence at Padmanabha
Nagar and Kumaraswamy would also bepresent during the
meeting, JD(S) said on Wednesday.
Interestingly, Naidu's meeting with the JD(S) supremo
comesin the backdrop of Congress-JD(S) coalition resolving
tocontest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections together against the
BJP,buoyed by the victory in the bypolls.
The Congress-JD(S)coalition in Karnataka on Tuesday won
two of the three Lok Sabha seats and both assembly
constituencies in the fiercely fought by-polls, giving a shot
in the arm to the ruling combine that faces frequent questions
about its longevity.
BJP had managed to hold on to the Shivamogga Lok Sabha
The electoral sweep by the ruling coalition comes as a
boost to it as the by-polls were seen as a barometer of the
public mood ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Naidu had called his Karnataka counterpart over phone on
Tuesday and congratulated the latter on the JD(S)-Congress
combine's "spectacular victory" in the by-elections.
JD(S) MLC Sharavana said Naidu's meeting with Gowdais in
continuation of the discussions the Andhra Chief Minister was
holding with "secular" party leaders across the country.
"The bypolls results that have come is a good
development as people of state have understood the need for
secular forces. He (Naidu) is expected to seek Deve Gowda's
cooperation," he added.
Naidu had also recently met NCP chief Sharad Pawarand
National Conference president Farooq Abdullah, amongothers.
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