Tirupati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu today shared a two decade old tale and said that when Jyoti Basu and other third front leaders wanted him to take over as Prime Minister his son Nara Lokesh told him, “Father, that would be a temporary job.”
N. Chandrababu Naidu was talking during the sidelines of the three-day ‘Mahanadu’ (convention) of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP).
He further stated: “We played a key role in cementing together the United Front. Many leaders wanted me to take over as prime minister. I was reluctant.”
N. Chandrababu Naiduis is leading the TDP since 1995 and has also been a rey role player in stitching together the United Front after 1996 Lok Sabha elections resulted in a hung parliament.