Following Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu meeting with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Monday regarding the united front, it has transpired that the November 22 meeting among the major Opposition parties has been postponed due to election campaigning. They also said that the meeting would be convened before the Parliament session in December.
"Mahagathbandhan meeting will be done very soon we wanted to meet before parliament session, we will let you know the date soon. I will join Mamataji in Kolkata on January 19 in 2019," the TDP chief said about the West Bengal CM's public rally.
"Earlier united opposition meeting was on 22nd, we are in touch with Mayawatiji and others who are opposing BJP. Those who want to save the nation will come together," he said
TMC chief Mamata Banerjee also reiterated saying that the meeting will take place in November. She added that her January 19, 2019 rally will take place as per schedule.
The two leaders, in a press conference, have said that all the leaders from major parties are together in their fight 'to save democracy'.
"Today as a senior leader, Mamataji and I have some responsibilities to save democracy, protect the nation. There's a democratic compulsion to stay together. At the same time there's huge pressure from CBI, CAG. You have seen how RBI governor threatened, now you have demonetisation, Petrol and diesel prices are increasing. There's unemployment. if you see there is intolerance towards minorities. Because of all of these all senior leaders have to save the nation. Mamata ji is fighting against all these problem We wanted to meet before parliament session. Those who are protesting (against the Centre) will join us," he said.
"We are together, working together, we will work together to save the nation," Mamata Banerjee added.
The meeting with Banerjee was key for Naidu who had said her role in forming the united front was important as "she is a strong leader''.
Even for Banerjee, who had actually kicked off the rallying of Opposition leaders, beginning with showing her support to Arvind Kejriwal during his protest at the Delhi L-G's residence and Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy during his swearing-in as chief minister.