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Mahagathbandhan In Making! Rivals Congress, TDP Comes Closer To Fight Against Modi

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| November 1 , 2018 , 18:36 IST

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu stitched to an alliance with Congress President Rahul Gandhi at 10 Tughlaq lane in New Delhi on Thursday.  

Both the parties declared that it was a "democratic compulsion" to join in the fight against the ruling political party, BJP. Addressing the media Rahul Gandhi with Mr Naidu outside his Tughlaq Lane home said, "We have decided to put the past behind. The idea is to defeat the BJP."

When questioned about their bitter rivalry the Congress president said, "We have a past. Both of us agreed that we are not going to talk about our past and talk about our future."

Rahul Gandhi also took to his Twitter account to share the big news.

I had a good meeting today with Shri Chandrababu Naidu. Amongst other things, we discussed the issue of opposition unity. I look forward to carrying forward our dialogue and to working together in the upcoming state & general elections. pic.twitter.com/wNowJhP4sm

The TDP and the Congress have formed an alliance for the upcoming Telangana Assembly elections to defeat K Chandrashekar Rao’s TRS.

Chandrababu Naidu, who split from the NDA in March, has taken over the role of a "facilitator" for a broader opposition unity and met Sharad Pawar and Farooq Abdullah earlier today.

This was Naidu's second visit to the capital within a week, and according to the media reports, he could make one visit every week for the next few months to cement the 'Mahagathbandhan'.

He had been at the forefront of coalition politics on the national level even before, as he twice was the convenor of the grand opposition alliance in 1995 and in 1998.

Though the alliance has taken place and this partnership with the Congress can bring an incremental vote share but this stance has left the observers surprised as the Congress was seen as the villain behind the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.