Kolkata: As Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu is pushing for the formation of an anti-BJP coalition for Lok Sabha polls in 2019, he said that he would meet West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on December 19, to convince her to join the broad coalition of opposition parties against the BJP on November 22.
Interestingly, Naidu has been seeking Trinamool Congress head Mamata Banerjee’s support for the alliance and emphasized her role in forming the same.
Opposition parties had tentatively decided to meet on 22 November to further discuss the formation of an anti-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) platform. The political analysts believe that the meeting between Mamata-Naidu is politically very important. Naidu has recently left NDA or the BJP party. His stands have always been controversial, now his leaving the party just before Lok Sabha polls, have heightened it.
Not only Mamata, but he has met several opposition leaders already for the formation of a federal front government. DMK leader Stalin, Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswami has lend their full support to Naidu. TMC supremo Mamata has always spoken about a federal front and have rushed to Delhi several times. In August, she met with Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and NCP leader Sharad Power and discussed about federal front during her Delhi tour. Not only this, but several state leaders want Mamata to be the face of this federal front.
According to sources, Mamata Banerjee might invite all non-BJP parties to her 2019’s brigade rally.