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Chandrababu Naidu in Karnataka to campaign for Congress-JD(S) alliance
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Chandrababu Naidu in Karnataka to campaign for Congress-JD(S) alliance



Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu relaxes after the end of campaigning for the AP assembly and Lok Sabha representatives (file photo)

Outgoing Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu will address election rallies for Congress-JD(S) alliance candidates in a few Lok Sabha seats with sizeable Telugu-speaking population in Karnataka today, along with HD Deve Gowda and HD Kumaraswamy

With elections of the Andhra Pradesh assembly and Lok Sabha elections now behind him, outgoing AP CM and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president Nara Chandrababu Naidu is now campaigning for Lok Sabha candidates of the ruling Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress alliance in Karnataka.

Naidu is in Karnataka today, April 15 to address a few election rallies, reportedly on the request of JD(S) chief and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda.

Naidu, along with Deve Gowda and his son and Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, will campaign in a few Lok Sabha constituencies, especially those having sizeable Telugu-speaking people, TDP sources said.

With elections to both Andhra Pradesh Assembly and Lok Sabha completed in a single phase on April 11, Naidu will be campaigning for allies in other states, where elections are scheduled in subsequent phases.

Deve Gowda had last week addressed an election rally for the TDP in Andhra Pradesh. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah had also addressed couple of election rallies of the TDP.

However, it was not clear if Naidu would also visit West Bengal and Delhi to campaign for the Trinamool Congress and the Aam Admi Party.