Naidu and Mamata assert Oppn is united
Kolkata: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee asserted on Monday that all parties opposing the BJP were united in their endeavour "to save the nation" and will chalk out a strategy to take on the saffron party ahead of the winter session of Parliament.
Naidu, who met Banerjee here days after their governments withdrew the 'general consent' to the CBI to conduct probe and raids in their states, told reporters that the November 22 conclave of opposition parties which was to be held in Delhi had been postponed due to ongoing assembly elections, and a fresh date for the meeting will be announced soon.
The two leaders, were, however evasive on who will be the face of the proposed anti-BJP front, with Naidu quipping that "compared to Narendra Modi, we all are seniors", while Banerjee said, "all are the face of the coalition".
Flanked by the Trinamool Congress chief, Naidu attacked the NDA government at the Centre alleging that institutions like the CBI, ED, Income Tax department, RBI and CAG are under "severe pressure".
The TDP chief said that he would attend the public meeting called by Banerjee on January 19 in Kolkata, where opposition leaders have been invited, in the run-up to general elections.
The TMC chief said, "This is not for the first time that we have discussed the country's interest... when with Arvind Kejriwal there was a problem, (we) had gone and discussed in detail about our future (course of) action.
"We are together; we are working together, we are speaking together. We all are together against the BJP government to save the nation," she said.