New Delhi, Nov 1: The Congress and Telugu Desam Party on Thursday announced an alliance to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The decision was taken during a meeting between Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu and Congress President Rahul Gandhi in the national capital.
“We had a very good meeting, the gist was that we have to defend democracy and future of the country. So we are coming together to work, all opposition forces must unite”, said Gandhi.
Meanwhile, the TDP Supremo stated “We have to forget the past, now it is a democratic compulsion to unite. All opposition needs to be one”.
Earlier in a day, he met National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah and NCP leader Sharad Pawar in a bid to bring all opposition parties together.
This was Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief’s first meeting with Congress president, though the two had shared dais at the swearing-in of Karnataka Chief Minister H. D. Kumaraswamy in May.
During his visit to Delhi last week, Naidu met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, BSP leader Mayawati, Loktrantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav, former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha and CPI leaders D. Raja and S. Sudhakar Reddy.