Telugu Desam Party leader and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Friday evening said Opposition parties should sink their differences and sail together to protect the nation from the BJP. He made it clear that the Congress was the main anchor against the BJP as it had a pan-India base and the regional parties have to work together for the nation.
We are strong leaders on our own, he said.
Congress is the main Opposition party. They have a pan-India base. We are regional leaders -- Mamata Banerjee is strong in West Bengal, MK Stalin is strong in Tamil Nadu. We have had differences with the Congress in the past 40 years but we have joined hands because saving the nation and democracy is important," said Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Naidu after meeting with Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief Stalin in Chennai.
Talking about his initiative to bring regional parties together against the BJP, Naidu said he does not wish to be the face of the united front.
Regional leaders across India should immediately come together to oust the BJP from power. Anti-national, anti-secular BJP rule needs to stop and Naidu has taken the efforts towards that. When Naidu met Rahul Gandhi, I welcomed and supported it. Leaders from all states should unite against the BJP at Centre," said Stalin. I have promised complete support to Naidu, he added.