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Chandrababu Naidu meets Narendra Modi before his swearing-in

Sunday, 25 May 2014 - 12:39pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI

  • n-chandrababu-naidu-and-narendra-modi Chandrababu Naidu meets Narendra Modi before his swearing-in

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday met Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi as government formation talks continue before the swearing-in ceremony tomorrow.

Amid reports that Naidu is seeking cabinet berths for his MPs, the TDP met Modi here in Gujarat Bhawan and the meeting lasted for over 30 minutes after which Chief Minister- designate of Andhra Pradesh left without talking to media.

Naidu had yesterday met the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh at his residence. "We are joining the government. The TDP was part of four non-Congress governments at the Centre. We would be part of NDA as well," he had stated but did not say how many cabinet berths his party would get in the central government to be headed by Modi.

Leaders of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) allies like the TDP, Akali Dal and the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), are also likely to be included in the Council of Ministers.

The TDP which faced the elections in alliance with the BJP, won 16 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh. The party is also forming the government in residual Andhra Pradesh. 

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