The leaders are expected to hold talks at Pragathi Bhavan.

Akhilesh Yadav to meet Telangana CM KCR on Wednesday over Federal Front
news Politics Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - 07:26

Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) supremo and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will meet Samajwadi Party Chief and former Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

The leaders are expected to hold talks at KCR's residence cum camp office, Pragathi Bhavan, over the former's plans to form a Federal Front. 

This comes days after Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao, who also happens to be KCR's son, met with the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister in Lucknow. 

Taking to Twitter, the Minister uploaded a picture of the two politicians and said, "Always a pleasure meeting someone so humble and grounded." However, KTR did not clarify on the meeting.

Earlier this week, KCR visited Chennai where he met with DMK leaders Karunanidhi and Stalin over the issue of Federal Front. He also met with DMK leader Kanimozhi.

Since the election to the Lok Sabha is a year away, Stalin said an electoral alliance would be announced soon.

KCR, who is trying to forge a Federal Front against the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress, said there will soon be a Front but there was no urgency in forming it.

According to the two leaders, the discussion involved issues like saving India's secularism, securing more rights and funds for the states, the autocratic nature of the Central government, and bringing education to the state list of the Constitution from the concurrent list.

KCR told reporters that after seven decades of dictatorial rule, India needs truthful federalism and it should continue to remain a secular country and their journey would be towards that.

KCR has already met his West Bengal counterpart and Trinamool Congress supemo Mamata Banerjee, Janata Dal-Secular President HD Deve Gowda and some other leaders since mooting the idea of the Front in March.

Meanwhile, the Telangana Chief Minister has invited the heads of several regional parties including Mamata Banerjee, Biju Janata Dal president Naveen Patnaik and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha leader Hemanth Soren, to Hyderabad on May 10, to attend an event.

“These dignitaries will attend the launch of Rythu Bandhu, a prestigious programme of the chief minister that has attracted nationwide attention. Invitations are being extended to other regional party heads too,” a spokesperson in the chief minister’s office was quoted as saying.

However, they are also expected to discuss the Federal Front and their future plan of action.

 

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