After Mamata, Chandrababu Naidu to connect with opposition leaders in Delhi

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New Delhi: After Mamata Banerjee’s round of hobnobbing with opposition leaders in Delhi, it will be the turn of Telegu Desam Party (TDP) leader and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu to connect with the opposition group next week.
On his first visit to the national capital after parting ways with the ruling NDA two weeks ago, Chandrababu Naidu will be in Delhi on April 2 and 3, essentially to meet with leaders of different parties belonging to the opposition camp and share the anti-BJP platform in preparation for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and also the assembly polls in his state that coincides with it.
As a new entrant to the opposition camp, Naidu hopes to gather support for the ruling TDP in Andhra Pradesh and win the perception war over the BJP which has blamed his government for the failures in the newly formed state. The Andhra CM has accused the Narendra Modi government at the Centre of betrayal. On this count, Naidu’s attacks have perceptibly gone up after BJP chief Amit Shah wrote a scathing letter to the TDP chief blaming him for the breakup.
Having failed to raise the no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha so far, Naidu hopes to communicate at the national level his woes and his allegations against the BJP-ruled Centre and open up negotiations for new alignments for 2019.
Chandrababu Naidu, it is learnt, has been in regular touch with Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, since he left the NDA. TDP MPs led by parliamentary party leader Y S Chowdary met Banerjee on Tuesday at Parliament House and thanked her for supporting TDP’s no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha. Mamata in turn assured the TDP members of “being with Babu” and conveyed her regards to Naidu.
Naidu said at the Andhra assembly on March 28, “I will go to Delhi. I will garner support from all parties and fight for justice. Will seek their support and cooperation for our rightful demands.”
TDP MPs who have already met floor leaders of various political parties to garner support in Parliament. Congress, RJD, TMC, NCP, and AIMIM have already come up in support of the no-confidence motion introduced by the TDP.
In Delhi, Naidu plans to seek support “for the cause of Andhra Pradesh” and explain the injustice meted out to the new state. He will also explain how government led by Shri Narendra Modi misled the state by denying SCS to AP while they are still continuing the SCS benefits to northeast states.
The chief minister will also expose the BJP’s counterattacks while he has only been demanding to fulfill promises made to AP. CM will give a clear picture by providing all the necessary information to all the parties on how the center is doing injustice to 5 crore people of Andhra Pradesh.

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