TRS leaders are also likely to discuss with Jagan, the possibility of working together in Andhra to defeat the ruling TDP in the ensuing elections.

YSRCP to join Telangana CM KCRs Federal Front KTR to meet Jagan in Hyd
news Politics Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 07:36

Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Working President K T Rama Rao will meet YSRCP President Y S Jaganmohan Reddy in Hyderabad on Wednesday to invite the party to join the Federal Front, proposed by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.

Rama Rao, who is the son of KCR, along with some other leaders of the party will hold talks with Jaganmohan Reddy, who is the Leader of Opposition in Andhra Pradesh Assembly, TRS sources said. The meeting will take place at 12:30 pm at Jagan's Lotus Pond residence in Hyderabad.

This will be the first direct talks between the leaders of two parties since KCR floated the idea of Federal Front as an alternative to both Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress. The TRS chief has already held talks with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Janata Dal (United) leader and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and DMK leader M K Stalin.

After taking over as the Chief Minister for second term following TRS' victory in last month's elections, KCR intensified his efforts to cobble together the Federal Front.

“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,” he told reporters on the day of his victory, adding that a consortium of regional parties may emerge very soon. 

TRS leaders are also likely to discuss with Jagan the possibility of their working together in Andhra Pradesh to defeat the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in the ensuing elections in the neighbouring state.

KCR last month dropped hints to this effect with a remark that he will "return the gift" to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP President N. Chandrababu Naidu. He was referring to Naidu campaigning extensively in the Telangana elections.

The grand alliance led by the Congress and comprising TDP and two other parties suffered crushing defeat in the Telangana polls.


IANS inputs