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Uniting opposition to save democracy, nation - Naidu after meeting H D Deve Gowda


Bengaluru, Nov 9 (IANS): TDP chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday termed his joining hands with other party leaders an attempt to save the nation and democracy, and accused the BJP-led Central government of "destroying" institutions like the CBI and the RBI.

Speaking to reporters after meeting Janata Dal (Secular) supremo and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda and his son, Karanataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, Naidu said the Central government is using agencies like Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to harass political opponents.

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief's meeting with the JD-S leaders came a week after he met Congress President Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi on November 1 as part of his effort to unify the opposition.

"We have joined hands to save the nation, to save democracy... All institutions are (being) destroyed. CBI, the premier investigation agency, is in trouble. Even RBI is under threat," he said.

The Andhra CM said the government is using the Enforcement Directorate and the Income Tax Department for "controlling opposition" and harassing politicians by "raiding indiscriminately".

The day being the second anniversary of demonetisation, Naidu said the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government's policies like demonetisation have thrown the country's economy into a crisis that the mammoth note-ban exercise led to the devaluation of currency and trouble in economy.

He also accused the government of betrayal and of not coming good on its promises of special status to Andhra Pradesh. He said that it did not even implement the Bifurcation Act -- the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, under which the state of Telangana came into existence after being carved out of Andhra Pradesh.

"We discussed the future course of action for forging an alliance ahead of the 2019 general elections," Gowda told reporters after the meeting.

The meeting with Naidu was to bring together the "secular forces" in the country, said Kumaraswamy.

"Chandrababu Naidu is working hard, as a co-ordinator, to unite the secular parties ahead of the upcoming general elections. We (Naidu and JD-S leadership) share good political arithmetics and have been friends," the Chief Minister added.


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  • jr, MANGALORE

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    ONCE THE ELECTIONS ARE OVER NAIDU WILL BE BACK TO NDA FOLD. JUST DRAMA.

    NAIDU KNOWS MODI WILL BE BACK AS PM IN 2019 WITH CLEAR MAJORITY OF 300+ SEATS

    AND NOBODY CAN BEAT HIM. EVEN RAMPANNA IS NOT THERE IN OPPSN.

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  • Anand, Surathkal

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    First try to unite , then think of saving democracy. Now save yourself.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    All the opposition parties need to join as one against Modi and contest the election to get absolute majority.

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  • Robin, Byndoor

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    If Modi released the amount he demanded to build Amaravati as per his dreams to gain popularity at the cost of central funds ........ This meeting between jackals never happen. meeting for opportUNITY...

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  • Mamatha, Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    Modiji - is man of unity .. Uniting all opposition parties in all states just to one cause of preventing them being washed away in SWACHHA BHARATH political Abiyan

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  • Biddu Appaiah, Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    United to save your self from being decimated. United to save yourself from getting wiped out. United to save yourself from survival. Except for barmaid slaves nobody is goin to buy this xxit from you. CBN is sure of being routed in AP , hence this execise .but then even Congi is in the same boat after being reduced in Ktaka from 140 to 77. The barmaid slaves still shout 'victory' while they hang on Dodda Gowdrus, and their leader Siddu being reduced to a peon of Mrs .HDK.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    Except for Narendra Modi we are agreeable to even make Rampanna as our PM ...

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  • Anand, Surathkal

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    Perfectly shows your caliber. Before your 2014 , many a times only Rampannas were your PM.

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  • RkR, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    Bengal and Tamilnadu seat will make a difference.
    3 rd front 4th front
    Karnataka Andra n Bihar just have seat n.their belt.

    "Jackal"

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  • Fayaz, Mangalore /Dubai

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    Its very much true the Almighty showed feku His place
    For what he did .His down fall was sure for his FEKU ACCH din
    He lied and looted people in the name of God
    And we can say he only dug his own grave by lieing
    And killing citizens by all meanse

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಕಳ್ಳರು ಒಂದು ಕಡೆಯಾದರೆ ಬಿಜೆಪಿ ಇನ್ನೊಂದು ಕಡೆ....ನೋಡುವಾ ಒಂದು ಕೈ 2019 ರಲ್ಲಿ.

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  • abdul samad, mangalore

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    KRprabhu Mangalore/Bangalore dont worry dear Ambani with BJP

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  • kumara, abu dhabi

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    not getting money as per targets, looters getting together....

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  • Mohit, Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    It will be a disaster for the united party. JDS will be out if they unite with Naidu.

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