New Delhi: In a bid to strengthen its position to counter Narendra Modi-led NDA, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi has invited all UPA allies and non-NDA parties, viz. the BJD, the YSR Congress, the TRS and the TDP for a meeting on May 23 to discuss the future course of action after the declaration of the 2019 Election results.
With the UPA allies on her side, the chairperson is putting in special efforts to bring on board the non-NDA entities like the BJD, YSR Congress and the TRS for the proposed meeting.
On Monday, TRS Chief and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao met DMK Chief M.K Stalin where the latter explained his party’s firm stand against the BJP and suggested that Rao should support the UPA to form government at the Centre.
Similarly, TDP Chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu termed Congress president Rahul Gandhi a “good leader who has concerns for the nation” and asserted that unlike 1996, non-BJP parties won’t commit the mistake of keeping the Congress out if such an alliance forms a government at the Centre.
Furthermore, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath reached out to Odisha Chief Minister and BJD Chief Naveen Patnaik and requested him to attend the May 23 meeting. This comes at a time when it is being speculated that the BJP is sending feelers to the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for an alliance after the results.
UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi has personally written to all the leaders, requesting them to attend the meeting and discuss the future stance, in case the final numbers are not in favour of the Narendra Modi-led NDA.