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Game changer Naidu takes lead role towards forging alliance against NDA, flies to UP

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Samikhsya Bureau

Telugu Desam Party chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu will rush to Lucknow on Saturday to meet Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav over possible tie-up and emergence of Third front in the post-poll scenario.

Mr Naidu, who is expected to reach here in the late afternoon at 1545 hrs, will meet both the leaders and leave for the National Capital at 1900 hrs.

Before heading for Lucknow in a special aircraft, Mr Naidu would be meeting Congress president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi.

The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister is making all-out efforts to unite all the Opposition parties ahead of the meeting of the grand alliance- after the results of the elections are declared on May 23.

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi has called for an opposition leaders meeting on May 23 to discuss on the post- poll scenario and unity to form the government at the Centre.

Confirming Mr Naidu’s plans, SP sources here said the Andhra CM would be meeting Akhilesh Yadav at the SP headquarters at around 1630 hrs. Thereafter, both the leaders would and meet Ms Mayawati at her residence at 1730 hrs.

With UNI inputs