Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao says TRS will try to convince YSR Congress to join 'non-Congress, non-BJP front'

Hyderabad: Stepping up his efforts to form a non-BJP non-Congress federal front, Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has said that the TRS would hold talks with YSR Congress to try and rope the party into it.

Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao says TRS will try to convince YSR Congress to join non-Congress, non-BJP front

File image of Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao. News18

Rao deputed the party's working president and his son KT Rama Rao and other senior leaders to hold talks on Wednesday with the leader of the opposition in Andhra Pradesh, YS Jaganmohan Reddy, a release from the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) said.

"TRS president and the chief minister decided to hold talks with YSR Congress party on the issue of joining hands for the federal front. TRS party's working president KT Rama Rao, senior leader and MP Vinod Kumar and general secretary Palla Rajeshwar Reddy were asked to hold discussions with Jaganmohan Reddy," the release said.

KCR, as he is popularly known, had met Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on January 10 as part of his renewed efforts towards forging a "non-Congress, non-BJP' federal front of regional parties.

Rao had also met Odisha chief minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJP) chief Naveen Patnaik, seeking to drum up support for the federal front.

The TRS returned to power in the December 7 2018 assembly elections, winning 88 seats in the 119-member Telangana Assembly, pushing the Congress to a distant second position with 19 seats. The BJP won in only one segment.

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Updated Date: Jan 16, 2019 15:36:48 IST

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