Telangana BJP President Dr K Laxman hit out at Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and his plans to form a 'Federal Front', a consortium of regional parties, in the country. Stating that it was a 'Family Front', the BJP leader said that such moves were not going to work.
Speaking to reporters in Hyderabad on Wednesday, Laxman said, “The BJP has decided to go to the polls with the tag ‘Modi Once Again’. We are sure that the fronts of KCR and Chandrababu will be a failure. Anyone can form an alliance or a front, but they will be of no use. All these are tricks played by family-led political parties. Fronts without national parties will never be successful."
“The proposed Federal Front of regional parties lack a national perspective and it is only meant to instigate regional passions to perpetuate family rule. Both Telangana and AP CMs are indulging in futile exercises to hoodwink citizens and they will not succeed," he added.
Laxman's comments came after TRS Working President K T Rama Rao held preliminary talks with YSRCP President Y S Jaganmohan Reddy on the proposed Federal Front. Jagan, as leader of Opposition in Andhra Pradesh Assembly, welcomed the initiative and agreed to hold further talks with Telangana Chief Minister and TRS President K. Chandrasekhar Rao, when the latter visited Andhra Pradesh.
With Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President N. Chandrababu Naidu working for an anti-BJP front, KCR has decided to rope in YSRCP in his proposed front.
The TRS chief has already held talks with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Janata Dal (United) leader and former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and DMK leader M.K. Stalin.
After taking over as the Chief Minister for a second term following the TRS' victory in December's elections, KCR intensified his efforts to cobble together the Federal Front.