We have to save institutions and democracy, says Chandrababu Naidu after meeting Mamata


Andhra Pradesh, Nov 19 : When asked who will be the face of an anti-BJP front, Ms Banerjee says “everybody will be the face of the mahagathbandhan”.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday said “democratic compulsions” have brought different Opposition parties together.

Mr. Naidu was talking to journalists after meeting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the State Secretariat in Kolkata.

He said a meeting of different parties to chalk out a future strategy would be held before the winter session of Parliament next month and the date would be announced shortly.

The Telegu Desam Party (TDP) leader also accepted an invitation of Ms Banerjee to participate in a rally of Opposition parties organised by the Trinamool Congress in Kolkata on January 19.

“I came here to meet Mamataji. Today, a senior leader like Mamataji and I have a responsibility. We have to save the nation. We have to save the democracy, we have to protect the institutions,” he said.

Mr. Naidu did not elaborate on his government’s decision to withdraw ‘general consent’ to the CBI. He said institutions in the country were “under severe pressure and threat.”

When asked who would be the face of an anti-BJP front, Ms Banerjee said “everybody will be the face of the mahagathbandhan”. Mr Naidu added that many leaders in the Opposition were senior to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in politics.

Ms. Banerjee said they discussed in detail the future plan of action. “We can tell you one thing that we are totally together. We are working together, we are even speaking together. We are all together against the BJP government to save the nation, she added.”


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