Prime News, National (Amaravati), April 9:- Dropping hints that Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu could possibly be the opposition choice for the Prime Minister’s post to replace Narendra Modi, JD(S) supremo HD Deve Gowda Monday said the country was looking towards the TDP president’s leadership.
When the country was at such a critical juncture, Mr Naidu has “accepted the challenge” and “why cannot he become the PM of the country,” Deve Gowda asked.
The JD (S) leader addressed two election rallies at Tiruvuru and Pamarru in Krishna district this evening in support of the Telugu Desam Party for the April 11 general elections in the State.
The former prime minister started his address at the first rally in Tiruvuru referring to TDP chief Naidu as “honourable Prime Minister” and then corrected it to “would-be Prime Minister.”
Quick in his reaction, Mr Naidu said, “I am not an aspirant for any post.”
Another anti-BJP ally, DMK chief MK Stalin had last month stuck to his Rahul Gandhi for PM pitch during a UPA election rally in Chennai, saying the Congress chief would assume the top office within a few weeks.
Mr Stalin, incidentally, had proposed Mr Gandhi as the Prime Ministerial candidate of the opposition alliance at a function in Chennai in December last year where Karunanidhi’s statue was unveiled. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).