Yadav also said that he was scheduled to meet KCR but the meeting could not happen as the SP chief was not available.

Will go to Telangana and meet KCR soon over Federal Front says Akhilesh YadavImage: PTI
news Politics Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 08:04

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday welcomed the move of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao for trying to stitch together a non-Congress, non-BJP front. He also said that they were scheduled to meet recently but this meeting could not happen as he was not available.

He said he will soon go and meet the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) President in Telangana and discuss the political scenario.

He lashed out at the Congress for not including its sole legislator in Madhya Pradesh in the cabinet despite its support in formation of the government and attaining the majority mark. Talking to the media, the former UP Chief Minister said that by doing so, the Congress had "cleared the path for UP".

This statement from the 45-year-old leader is being seen as another indication of the growing space and disenchantment of the SP from the Congress and the likelihood of the Congress being kept out of the proposed "grand alliance" in Uttar Pradesh for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. 

On the other hand, Mayawati, the Bahujan Samaj party (BSP) supremo and a prospective partner in the "Maha Gathbandhan" has already given enough hints of acting tough on the Congress.

However, it remains to be seen if both of them would extend support to KCR’s plans of a consortium of regional parties.

After sweeping the state polls held on December 7, KCR declared that he would play a crucial role in national politics, stating that the country needed a 'BJP-mukt (free) and Congress-mukt (free) India'.
Switching back and forth between English, Telugu and Hindi, KCR expressed his intention to take on national politics, stating, “We have the responsibility to make our presence felt in national politics. The intellect of Telangana must be used for the good of India. We are going to play a very crucial role in national politics. We are going to show and give a new definition to the national political situation. There is confusion at the national political level and this needs to change. Unless it changes, the country will not grow.”


IANS inputs


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