Naidu meets Deve Gowda and Kumaraswamy for post-poll alliance!
After the outburst of exit polls, the UPA is on their feet to straighten the things as all the survey anonymously predicted that BJP led NDA would form a government with 300 seats. Now, it's up to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu to give some respite to the opposition at the center and there is a huge task up his sleeve.
Chandrababu Naidu met JD(S) supremo HD Deve Gowda and Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy in Bengaluru on Tuesday, two days before the Lok Sabha results are due. JD(S) official Ramesh Babu said, "Naidu... sought JD(S)' support for forming a Non-BJP alliance."
Reportedly, The JD-S, which is in power in the southern state with the Congress, has agreed to be a part of such an alliance and even endorsed Congress President Rahul Gandhi for the Prime Minister's post.
The JD-S has contested in only 7 of the 28 Lok Sabha seats across the state, allowing the Congress in the remaining 21 seats as part of a pre-poll seat-sharing arrangement for fielding joint candidates against the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Sources say that Naidu also apprised not only Deve Gowda and Kumara Swamy but also Mayawati, Mamata Banerjee, Akhilesh Yadav, and other allies were convinced by him for a post-poll alliance to prevent the BJP from returning to power in a hung Parliament.