Published: Tue, March 06, 2018

Mamata extends support to KCR's call for 'Third Front'

Mamata extends support to KCR's call for 'Third Front'

Telangana BJP spokesperson Krishna Saagar Rao claimed the CMs pitch for a front was aimed at elevating himself in national politics which would help him with a tag of "vendetta politics" if some agency were to target him for his governments corrupt practices. Sources say that Rao has already started making calls to heads of various regional parties to stitch together a political alternative at the national level.

However, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) did not take the criticism lying down and its Telangana unit alleged that KCR had "failed miserably" in the governance of Telangana, adding that the decision to unite with other parties was because of not being able to fight the BJP alone. "After Congress we voted for BJP, what happened in these 4 yrs?"

Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday evening said a non-BJP & non-Congress front was in the offing, mostly before next union elections. "I am ready to lead the fight against the current political system and would campaign across the country against the Congress and BJP if the need arises".

"A new alliance of political parties, barring the Congress and the BJP, will emerge soon, probably before the next general election. There is a vacuum in the country and people are looking for an alternative", Owaisi said.

Speaking about his meeting with the Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury, KCR said, "Recently, I met Sitaram Yechury".

"Around 200 persons including, MLA Ramchandra Reddy and former- legislator Badam Bal Reddy were taken into preventive custody", said A. Venkateshwara Rao, Deputy Commissioner of Police (West Zone). It can be a third front or any front... Discussions are going on the same. "People hardly know what kind of friendship we have between us and what kind of matters we discuss", KCR said.

He also said that the TRS MPs will support Andhra Pradesh and voice their concern over the pending state-related issues, like the Muslim Reservation Bill, or the promises made under the Andhra Pradesh Recognition Bill-2014, in the Parliament. When asked if he will join hands with TDP chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, KCR cryptically said that he can not predict the future.

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