Chandrababu Naidu meets HD Deve Gowda in Bengaluru, intensifies EVM criticism

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu, who has met a number of opposition leaders in the last couple of days, on late Tuesday met former prime minister H.D. Deve Gowda and Karnataka Chief Minsiter H.D. Kumaraswamy in Benguluru. Naidu and other opposition leaders have intensified their attack on alleged EVM manipulation issue and have been continuously demanding VVPAT verification of at least 50 percent votes polled in the just concluded Lok Sabha elections. Rumours are also also rife of Naidu cobbling a third front ahead of the vote count on Thursday. Although, Deve Gowda said talks on opposition alliance were not discussed in the meeting with Naidu as they are waiting for the results to come out first. The former prime minister, however, thanked Naidu for leading the issue of alleged EVM manipulation.