The two leaders are understood to have discussed latest political developments and the progress in floating a Federal Front.

Former PM Deve Gowda calls on Telangana CM KCR says its a courtesy call
news Politics Sunday, July 01, 2018 - 14:49

Former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda called on Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao in Hyderabad on Sunday.

The Janata Dal-Secular leader, who was on a private visit to Hyderabad, met the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief at the latter's camp office in Begumpet. The Chief Minister's Office described it as a courtesy call.

The two leaders are understood to have discussed latest political developments and the progress in floating a Federal Front.

The TRS President met Deve Gowda in April to discuss his proposed front at the national level.

KCR had come to hold talks with Deve Gowda at his residence in Padmanabhanagar regarding his new effort to form a Federal Front with non-BJP and non-Congress political parties ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

KCR was accompanied by actor Prakash Raj. The leaders are said to have discussed the formation of a “People’s Front” and a campaign against the national parties.

The Telangana Chief Minister has mooted the idea of the Federal Front as an alternative to both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress to bring a qualitative change in the country's politics.

“I am proposing for a movement to bring about qualitative change in the country. These two systems called the Congress party and BJP have ruled the country for more than 65 years and have failed miserably in delivering. Why should there be a fight between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in the fight for Cauvery water? Why did it have to be kept pending for seven decades? Does it make any sense? One thing is very clear. India is bestowed with 70,000 TMC of water and 40 crore acres of cultivable land. And only 25-30 crore acres is sown for the first crop of the year. Only 5-6 lakh crore is irrigated in the second crop. Who is responsible for water wars?” he questioned at the time.

KCR, who is taking the plunge into national politics, had earlier announced he would hold a series of meetings at the national level with various organisations, associations and individuals to take forward the idea of the Federal Front.

 

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