After meeting Mayawati and Akhilesh, Chandrababu Naidu briefs Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, May 19: Ahead of the election results, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today met Rahul Gandhi for the second time to discuss an anti-BJP front. Chandrababu Naidu will also meet UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi today.

Naidu, who arrived in Delhi on Friday, also met with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar for a second time today.

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader had yesterday meet Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati in Lucknow.

"It is a pleasure to welcome Hon''ble Chief Minister Shri N Chandrababu Naidu Ji to Lucknow," Akhilesh Yadav tweeted after the meeting. His meeting with Mayawati also lasted an hour.

Mr Naidu, who quit the BJP-led coalition last year, urged opposition leaders to "put our act together" to form the next government, according to reports.

After his discussions with the TDP chief, Rahul Gandhi met former prime minister Manmohan Singh and other Congress leaders at his mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's home.

"The campaigning of this Lok Sabha Election 2019 has ended and as we await the last phase of polling, Andhra Pradesh CM Shri N Chandrababu Naidu paid me a visit to discuss the ongoing and future political scenario of our country," Sharad Pawar said in a tweet.

Naidu has held several rounds of discussion with various opposition leaders, including Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury.

Mr Naidu said not just the TRS but any outfit against the BJP was welcome to join a grand alliance after the election results were declared on May 23.

Sonia Gandhi has also joined efforts for opposition unity and called a meeting on May 23.

News24 Bureau with Agencies

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