No party or grouping can get majority in Andhra Pradesh: BJP

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New Delhi, Aug 27 (UNI) Ruling out the possibility of any party or grouping in Andhra Pradesh winning majority seats in Assembly election, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu today, however, claimed that the people of the state were very disenchanted with the ruling Congress and were in favour of a united Opposition.

''It is the desire of the people that the Opposition parties should get together as no individual party or combination is in a position to secure majority in the state,'' he said.

He, however, denied that the BJP was taking any initiative in unifying the opposition parties. ''We are one of the parties, but not in the leading role in the state,'' he said in reply to a question.

Mr Naidu said the situation for the Lok Sabha election in the state was different. The NDA clearly has an edge over other parties and grouping, he claimed relying over the consistency in BJP policies over many issues liked by the people in the state.

''One of the issues is Telengana. our stand is in favour of a separate state for Telengana and we have made it clear all along,'' he said.

The people, he said, were very frustrated with the Congress rule and there were hardly any developmental work in the state.

''As far as BJP is concerned, we are planning to fight for ten Lok Sabha seats annd 100 assembly seats,'' he said.

Asked to comment on the new party ''Praja Rajyam'' floated by film star Chiranjeevi, Mr Naidu said they had welcomed it.

Asked if the BJP would like to bring it to the NDA fold, he said it was too early to say anything. "Let him first announce the policies and programmes of the party," he said.


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