Echoing BSP supremo Mayawati’s views, TDP and JD(S) on Sunday said that the issue of the prime ministerial candidate can be discussed after the Lok Sabha elections.
“The prime ministerial issue will be solved after the polls and also after fighting the elections on our own,” JD(S) chief and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda said.
“Why should I? There is nothing for me (to object),” Gowda told CNN-IBN when asked whether he would object to Mayawati being the Prime Minister.
On the BSP chief’s statement on deciding the prime minister after the elections, TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu said “it is not an issue now. All of us have to sit together... how to proceed before elections and after elections.”
“From the beginning, we are thinking how to work together, even at the vote of confidence (on July 22), all parties were together,” Naidu told NDTV.
BJD leader Jay Panda said these issues are to be dealt with when there is “further progress in the political situation.”
Panda pointed out that the BJD had clarified that his party will not be a part of a government led by either BJP or Congress.