We are all together to fight against BJP to save the nation: Naidu after meeting Mamata Banerjee

File photo of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Nov 19, 2018, 08.33 PM (IST)

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Howrah on Monday. Soon after the two leaders concluded their meeting, they interacted with media.

According to reports, both the leaders discussed the future plan. "Today we have discussed the future plan. We can tell you one thing, we are all together to fight against the BJP to save the nation," Naidu stated.

"As senior leaders, Mamata Ji and I have some responsibilities. We've to save the nation and democracy, we have to protect institutions. You are watching from last many days, democracy is in danger. Institutions like CBI, ED, RBI and others are under pressure," he added. 

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Banerjee, on the other hand, stated that "everybody will be the face of Mahagathbandhan."

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, earlier this month, announced that an anti-BJP meet will be called in New Delhi on November 22 wherein parties would create a common platform and chalk out their future course of action.

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"This is broadly anti-BJP platform. This is in the interest of the nation. Save democracy, save the nation and save the institutions..That is the agenda. That is the national agenda, an utmost important agenda," Naidu said.

The TDP chief had recently met former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, his Karnataka counterpart H D Kumaraswamy and DMK president M K Stalin as part of his efforts to forge a front against the BJP.

"Now I have convinced everybody. Everybody is willing to cooperate with us. In this experiment, Congress is the main opposition party. They have more responsibility. We have to acknowledge that," he noted.

The New Delhi meeting would decide on "how to move forward" and also "build an organisational structure" for the anti-BJP platform, he added.

(With inputs from ANI

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stated that 'everybody will be the face of Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance).'