Chandrababu Naidu meets Mayawati, Akhilesh; step up talks to form coalition

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TDP president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister today specially called on Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Chief Akhilesh Yadav to explore their minds for the formation of non-BJP government at the central.

Sources close to UP leaders belive that the endeavour of Naidu is to bring Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav under the umbrella of UPA to defeat BJP plans to stake claim to form government.

SP-BSP alliance fought Lok Sabha election with a public pasture of keeping equidistance with BJP and Congress. The campaign saw their soft approach towards Congress than BJP.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was very harsh and personal in his targeted attack on Mayawati, Mulayam and Akhilesh. His remarks were below the belt hurting their sentiments.

Mayawati openly criticised Election Commission for its soft approach towards Modi and Amit Shah and the way they tackled West Bengal confrontation between Modi and Mamata Banerjee. She tried to create a bridge of goodwill just ahead of final outcome of general election where both of them have posed for primeministerial candidate against BJP.

BJP has targeted both Mamata and Mayawati for alleged corruption cases in Sharda Chit fund and sale of government Sugar Mills to private parties in UP just at the throughway prices causing loss to state’s exchequer.

It will be interesting to see how these lady politicians play their game in balancing the power equations to their fold.

Uttar Pradesh and West Bangal collectively send 122 law makers to Lok Sabha.