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Opposition parties to meet on December 10, says Chandrababu Naidu

Observing that there are many experienced leaders who are capable of becoming the prime minister, Naidu said he does not aspire to occupy the top post as his task is to develop Andhra Pradesh's capital Amaravati

December 02, 2018 / 08:12 AM IST
Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has decided to give the event a skip. Naidu also declined invitation to Jagan Mohan Reddy's swearing-in ceremony.

Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has decided to give the event a skip. Naidu also declined invitation to Jagan Mohan Reddy's swearing-in ceremony.

TDP President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who has been making efforts to put together an anti-BJP front, on December 1 said the parties would meet on December 10 to prepare an agenda for the coalition.

Observing that there are many experienced leaders who are capable of becoming the Prime Minister, Naidu said he does not aspire to occupy the top post as his task is to develop Amaravati, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh coming up near Vijayawada.

"Some said who is the Prime Minister (in anti-BJP front). There are many with experience in the front. I don't have desire. I don't want to be (Prime Minister). I said politely. The reason for that is, I have to develop Amaravati. I have to develop the new state," he said.

"There are many competent persons in this. We will contest together. We will jointly take responsibility to select a competent Prime Minister. On (December) 10th, we are again having a meeting. We will sit in the meeting and decide the agenda," he said.

Alleging that the NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi disappointed the country despite having absolute majority, Naidu alleged that Modi was an "elections PM" who criticised all at the time of polls.

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"That's why we don't need elections PM. (We) need a PM who governs. Prime Minister (should) be changed and a good PM put in place," he said.

Naidu, who was addressing a roadshow at Kukatpalli in Hyderabad in support of TDP candidate N Suhasini for the December seven Assembly polls in Telangana, also asked in which front Telangana Rashtra Samithi president K Chandrasekhar Rao is.

"At the national level. There are only two fronts. One, BJP. Second, anti-BJP front. Telugu Desam, Congress, we will be in anti-BJP front. I am asking KCR, which front you are in," he said.

He alleged that there was a tacit understanding between the BJP and TRS. "Voting for KCR is voting for BJP," Naidu said.

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