Anti-BJP alliance buzz: Chandrababu Naidu holds second round of talks with Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Pawar
Naidu, who arrived in the national capital on Friday, had also met Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav and leaders of the Communist Party of India on Saturday as well.
The meeting with Opposition leaders ahead of the poll results has been seen as Naidu’s effort to form an anti-BJP coalition front to form the next government at the Centre.
The former Union minister and other opposition leaders have been voicing concerns over the use of EVMs, claiming the machines were prone to manipulation.
Instead, the prime minister was seeking votes in the name of country's security forces, he alleged.
Sharad Pawar alleged that the Narendra Modi government lacked policies for ensuring industrial and agricultural growth.
Fourteen seats spread over parts of north and western Maharashtra, Konkan and Marathwada are scheduled to vote on April 23.
Pawar was addressing a campaign rally at Daund in Baramati Lok Sabha constituency from where his daughter Supriya Sule is seeking reelection.
Pawar's daughter and sitting Nationalist Congress Party MP Supriya Sule is pitted against the BJP's Kanchan Rahul Kul.
Pawar's comments come weeks after Modi had made scathing remarks about infighting in NCP chief's family.
He questioned how, with Pawar around, could people speak of two Prime Ministers in one country, and also wondered how the NCP chief could tolerate such separatist talk
Pawar was speaking at a rally organised in support of NCP candidate from the Kolhapur Lok Sabha constituency Dhananjay Mahadik.
Advising his party workers not to criticise anybody at the personal level, Pawar quipped that that responsibility has been taken up by the prime minister.
Addressing a poll rally at Shevgaon in Ahmednagar constituency, Pawar said Modi used to hurl abuse at the Nehru-Gandhi family earlier, and now Pawar was his target.
Sharad Pawar that Modi was attacking opponents to divert attention from the failures of his government.
Police had fired on agitating farmers in Maval on August 9, 2011, killing three of them.