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 Mr. Naidu is seeking cabinet berths for his MPs, the TDP met Mr. Modi here in Gujarat Bhawan and the meeting lasted for over 30 minutes after which Andhra Pradesh’s Chief Minister-designate left without talking to media.
Mr. Naidu had yesterday met BJP President Rajnath Singh at his residence.
“We are joining the government. 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 Mr. Modi.
Leaders of NDA allies like TDP, Akali Dal and LJP, are also likely to be included in the Council of Ministers.
TDP, which faced the elections in alliance with BJP, won 16 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh. The party is also forming the government in residual Andhra Pradesh.