The two leaders met at Pragathi Bhavan in Hyderabad over lunch.

Former Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren meets Telangana CM KCR to discuss national politicsImage: Facebook/Telangana CMO
news Politics Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 07:28

Former Jharkhand Chief Minister and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader Hemant Soren on Wednesday visited Hyderabad and met with Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao at the latter's official residence, Pragati Bhavan.

The two politicians were reported to have discussed ‘national politics’ as Soren was one of the first people to call KCR, and extend his support for a non-BJP and non-Congress 'Third Front'.

Hemant Soren, who travelled along with his family members, ate lunch at KCR's residence-cum-office.

"There is a need in the country for a coalition against the BJP and it is taking place. There are many political developments taking place in the country today, all of which are bringing different political parties onto a single platform against the BJP," Soren was quoted as saying.

However, the move also raised eyebrows as the JMM leader had met Congress President Rahul Gandhi only a week ago and assured the latter of the regional party's support. 

KCR on the other hand, is strictly against the Congress and has called for a 'Federal Front' at the national level.

A day earlier, KCR emphasised that the Front would be aimed at 'uniting people' and would not just be a coalition of parties. 

“My idea and vision for the federal front is not bringing two or three political parties together for politics. My aim is to unite all sections of people in all the states and work for the development of the country with a common agenda. I want to set up a people’s front,” KCR was quoted as saying.

Taking the examples of countries like Japan and Singapore, KCR said that it was the successive flawed policies of the Congress and the BJP governments, which had hindered India's progress on the global ladder. 

"Already, there are arguments of North-South discrimination in allotment of funds by the Centre. This is not good for the country or national integrity. I don’t support such arguments but this may lead to a dangerous situation, if rectification measures are not taken,” he added.

KCR also said that states should not 'beg' the Centre for what was rightfully theirs.

Earlier this month, KCR met with West Bengal CM and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata at the Secretariat, initiating the formal talks to orchestrate the alliance.

 

 

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