In a major development following the humbling defeat of the Chandrababu Naidu led TDP in the Lok Sabha elections as well as the assembly election of Andhra Pradesh, sources have informed that former Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has denied holding the post of Leader of Opposition in the Andhra Pradesh assembly.
Sources also claim that he will adopt a wait and watch policy to come up with a strong strategy after the debacle in assembly elections and Lok Sabha elections where the TDP won 23 and 3 seats respectively. Earlier it was rumoured that Naidu may name his son Nara Lokesh as Leader of Opposition, however, after his defeat from YSRCP candidate Alla Rama Krishna Reddy in Mangalagiri by 5, 312 votes, Naidu will name few leaders for the post, sources said.
Meanwhile, the new Andhra Chief Minister YSRCP's Jagan Mohan Reddy is all set to take the oath on May 30. Even as the oath-taking will take place, the TDP will hold a party meeting on May 29, sources have added.
Former Andhra Chief Minister Naidu spearheaded the meet of 21 Opposition leaders as the Lok Sabha elections were concluding. He met many opposition leaders from WB CM Mamata Banerjee to NCP chief Sharad Pawar, in an attempt to unite the Opposition.
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As the BJP registered a thunderous victory on May 23, BJP chief Amit Shah in his winning speech at the party office in Delhi took a jibe on Naidu by advising him that if he had put more effort into his own campaign, at least he would have won a seat. Earlier on May 23, reports had emerged that failing to win a single seat in the Andhra Pradesh state Assembly polls, Naidu had resigned as the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister.
Meanwhile, Jagan Mohan Reddy met PM-elect Modi in Delhi. taking to Twitter PM Modi called it a fruitful meet and Reddy said that he will press for Andhra Pradesh' special status.