Ahead of Telangana elections 2018 and Lok Sabha elections 2019, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Chandrababu Naidu, who is seeking to build an alliance of all non-BJP parties, will meet Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi on Thursday in New Delhi. According to sources, Naidu will take forward the talks of an alliance for the coming assembly elections in Telangana and also for Lok Sabha elections.
On Thursday morning Naidu met senior politicians Sharad Pawar and Farooq Abdullah and stated that “Farooq Abdullah suggested that the, we three (Sharad Pawar, Farooq Abdullah & Chandrababu Naidu) of us come together. We, as senior leaders feel really bad seeing the state the country is in today”.
Earlier discussions between the Congress and Telugu Desam Party have been conducted by state leaders and today, Naidu likely to evolve a seat-sharing formula for Telangana polls.
If both Congress and TDP fix the seat agreement, it will be the Congress’ second major tie-up in the south. TDP who was a part of NDA parted his ways from Modi’s cabinet after receiving a denial on demand for special status for Andhra Pradesh.