KCR pushes ahead with mission for federal front

Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, pushing forward his efforts to bring in Congress and non-BJP parties together, on Sunday met another regional satrap M Karunanidhi and his son M K Stalin of DMK in Chennai.

After a courtesy call on the former Chief Minister Karunanidhi, KCR and his team held a discussion with DMK working president M K Stalin.

KCR who was accompanied by his party Secretary-General K Keshav Rao and others discussed the present political situation in the country and stressed the need for coming together of the non-BJP and non-Congress parties.

Later talking to the media KCR reiterated his demand that the subject which had nothing to do with the Centre should be transferred to the states.

Noting that the current situation was not conducive for rapid development of the country KCR said all the southern states should come together to ensure faster development.

Pointing out that the TRS had worked with DMK in UPA government in the past, KCR said, “today’s meeting was neither first nor it would be last. We will hold more decisions”. He said Elbe invited Stalin to Hyderabad to attend the launch of the Rythu Bandhu (incentive to farmers) scheme on May 10.

“With whom we will work will be decided by the future”, he said.

On another question he said that Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister was his good friend and he will talk to him on the efforts to bring regional parties together.

This was KCR’s third such meeting on the proposed front. Earlier he met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerji in Kolkata and former Prime Minister and Janata Dal Secular president H D Deve Gowda in Bengaluru. Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is scheduled to meet KCR in Hyderabad on May 2, while KCR plans to visit Bhuvaneshwar to meet Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal president Naveen Patnaik in May last week.

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