The Telangana Minister however, did not clarify on the meeting.

KTR meets Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow sparks speculation on Federal Front
news Politics Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 08:47

Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao met with former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow on Wednesday evening. 

Taking to Twitter, the Minister uploaded a picture of the two politicians and said, "Always a pleasure meeting someone so humble and grounded."

The photo also set off several questions, with many people asking KTR if the meeting was held to discuss the Federal Front being pitched by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.

While some supported the idea of taking Akhilesh Yadav and the Samajwadi Party's support for the proposed Front, others strongly opposed it.

"Hope your meeting was good. We are waiting for Federal Front," one user responded.

"Sir, love the new age leadership, but wish that it’s not for the new Front. UP politics is too caste and religious based and we don’t want that in Telangana," another user said.

The Telangana Minister however, did not clarify on the meeting.

This development comes days ahead of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi's (TRS) annual plenary, which will be held on April 27 in Hyderabad.

Speaking to reporters earlier this week, KTR had said that the Telangana Chief Minister would announce his plans on the Federal Front, as an alternative to the BJP and the Congress, during the event.

“Our party chief wants to bring about a qualitative change in Indian politics by setting up an alternative front at the national level. Both the national parties, the BJP and the Congress, have failed to satisfy even the basic needs of people in 70 years. The issue will be discussed at the plenary meeting, and it will be decided how the alternative front should be set up,” KTR told reporters.

Earlier this month, KCR met with Janata Dal (Secular) supremo Deve Gowda and party President HD Kumaraswamy in Bengaluru. 

This had followed KCR’s earlier meeting with Trinamool Congress (TMC) Chief and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. The two had on March 19 discussed the possibility of the Federal Front. Mamata Banerjee supported the idea and assured KCR of working together with him. 

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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