Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee on Monday discussed the possibility of forming a non-BJP government comprising regional parties with Congress' support at the Centre.
TMC sources told news agency PTI that the two regional bigwigs also decided to hold a detailed discussion with other "Mahagathbandhan" leaders after the Lok Sabah election results are announced on May 23.
Naidu's meeting with Banerjee comes a day after he met Congress president Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president has ramped up efforts to unite opposition parties against the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha election results.
A highly placed source had earlier said that Naidu and Banerjee would discuss the strategies of the 'mahagatbandhan'.
During his interaction with Banerjee, Naidu was also expected to brief her about his meetings with all political leaders in New Delhi over the weekend, the source said.
On Sunday, Naidu called on the Gandhis, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar and Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury.
On Saturday, he had met Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav.
Dubbing the exit polls "gossip", Banerjee on Sunday said she doesn't trust such surveys as the "game plan" is to use them for "manipulation" of EVMs.
Her remarks came after most exit polls forecast another term for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with some predicting that the BJP-led NDA will get more than 300 seats, comfortably crossing the majority mark of 272 in the Lok Sabha.