KCR plans to meet West Bengal CM soon

Cheryl Sanders
March 19, 2018

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is likely to meet West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee amid a swirl of political movements in nation to hold the initials talks of "Third Front".

"The third front will be a collective and federal leadership", KCR said, asserting that the agenda they are proposing is different from the routine political model as it will be people's agenda.

He answered vaguely when asked about a possibility of Congress extending support to their front.

Talking to reporters after the meeting at the state secretariat, Rao, the chief of Telangana Rashtra Samithi, said that the country needed an alternative agenda and an alternative political force. "I think politics is a continuous process, whatever we have discussed is aimed towards development of the country", she said. Mamata said a beginning had been made today and consultations would go on for giving a shape to the Third Front. He brushed aside a question on whether the Federal Front would be willing to take the support of the Congress in the event of that party offering it during the 2019 elections.

However, the Telangana BJP unit today said the proposed meeting clearly highlighted his "desperate attempts" to make himself relevant in national politics.

Earlier this month, Rao had proposed formation of a non-Congress and non-BJP front in the country.

Reacting to the meeting, Congress Rajya Sabha member Pradip Bhattacharya said that Mamata had realised that there would be no alternative to BJP without the inclusion of Congress. This country needs miracles. Congress, Left, AIMIM and TMC have come out openly and said that they would support the motion. Politics throws at you situations where you have to work with different people. "Though the feasibility for an alternative front initially raised several doubts, many political parties are now willing to get on-board", he added.

Addressing the media after the hour-long meet, KCR said the regional parties who are opposed to the NDA government should root for a "federal front" rather than joining the Congress-led UPA.

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