Naidu meets top Left leaders over nuclear issue
With Samajwadi Party signalling its closeness towards Congress, TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday met top Left party leaders in New Delhi ahead of the crucial UNPA meeting which would finalise its strategy on the nuclear deal issue.
Naidu was closeted with CPI (M) General Secretary Prakash Karat, his CPI counterpart AB Bardhan and senior CPM leader Sitaram Yechury at the party headquarters for over seventy-five minutes where the leaders discussed the emerging political scenario on the nuclear deal issue.
The meeting assumed significance as it was held just ahead of the meeting of the seven UNPA constituents in New Delhi in which a stand on the issue is expected to be taken.
TDP, the Opposition party in Congress-ruled Andhra Pradesh is toeing the line taken by the Left party on the nuclear deal.
Senior TDP leaders Yerran Naidu and Ram Mohan Rao also joined TDP chief during his meeting with the Left leaders. Yerran Naidu had earlier in the week met Karat and Bardhan.
Bardhan said "Both the Left and TDP discussed the nuclear deal issue. They (TDP) told us their issues and we told them ours."
TDP chief did not divulge details about the meeting and described it as just a "personal visit".