He emphasised that the Front would be aimed at 'uniting people' and would not just be a coalition of parties.

States shouldnt beg from Centre Telangana CM KCR reiterates need for Federal FrontFile photo: Facebook/Telangana CMO
news Politics Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 08:49

Reiterating the need to set up a 'Federal Front', Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday said that he would be playing a crucial role in putting it together.

He 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.

“Telangana is one of the seven states that is subsidising the Centre through its cash flow to the Central kitty. Devolutions to States are no meharbani (charity) by the Centre. This is what is rightfully due to the states. states should not be reduced to being beggars," KCR told reporters.

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.

Pointing out that this was only the beginning, KCR said, “This is the beginning of the work, today we have discussed several things, had an agreement, gist of things will become clear when other leaders sit together. We made a good beginning.”

Echoing KCR’s thoughts, Mamata said, “It is a good beginning. I think politics is a continuous process, whatever we have discussed is aimed towards development of the country.”

KCR had earlier lashed out at both the BJP and the Congress for not attaining qualitative change in the country even after 70 years of independence.


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