27 January, 2021

Modi Misusing Democratic, Constitutional Institutions Against His Political Adversaries: Chandrababu Naidu

In an interview with Outlook, N. Chandrababu Naidu talks about his political goals and how he plans to go about them.

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Modi Misusing Democratic, Constitutional Institutions Against His Political Adversaries: Chandrababu Naidu
outlookindia.com
2019-01-12T15:44:55+05:30

N. Chandrababu Naidu has worn many hats, and with aplomb. Once an ally of the BJP, Naidu pulled out his Telugu Desam Party (TDP) from the BJP-led government last year accusing the Centre of ignoring Andhra Pradesh’s interests after bifurcation of the state to form Telangana. Now, with just a few months ahead of crucial general elections, Naidu has emerged as a key figure in a possible anti-BJP formation. In an exclusive interview to M.S. Shanker, Naidu opens up about his political goals and how he plans to go about them. Excerpts…

How optimistic are you on forming a formidable anti-BJP front to take on the Modi-led BJP in the coming general elections?

The proposed mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) as a non-BJP front has received general acceptance from the Congress and a majority of other opposition parties who are at the forefront of the “save democracy” agenda to preserve the secular fabric and institutions in the country.

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