Chandrababu to meet Deve Gowda, Kumaraswamy in Bengaluru today
Andhra Pradesh chief minister and TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu, who is trying to unite opposition parties to take on BJP in the Lok Sabha elections next year, will meet former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda and Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy in Bengaluru on Thursday.
Interestingly, Chandrababu’s meeting with the JD(S) supremo comes in the backdrop of the Congress-JD(S) coalition resolving to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections together against the BJP, buoyed by the victory in the bypolls.
It is said that Chandrababu’s meeting with the Karnataka leaders is in continuation of the discussions the Andhra Chief Minister was holding with “secular” party leaders across the country. Chandrababu had also recently met NCP chief Sharad Pawar and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah, among others.