Akhilesh Yadav delays KCR face to face, says he will travel to Hyderabad to meet TRS chief in January

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao sought an appointment with him, but he has decided to meet the TRS chief only after 6 January, News18 reported.

File image of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav. AP

File image of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav. AP

Akhilesh told ANI, "Efforts to bring all parties together have been ongoing for many months; I congratulate the Telangana chief minister for working in this direction. He has been trying to bring together a federal front." He told the media that he would go to Hyderabad to meet KCR. "Our aim is to dismantle the BJP govt and we are committed to doing that," Akhilesh further said, according to the report.

KCR has been meeting various leaders across states to cobble up a non-BJP, non-Congress federal front ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The TRS chief is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Wednesday and later BSP president Mayawati.

KCR on Monday met his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata and said that they would soon come out with a "concrete (political) plan" while asserting that the dialogue for a federal front will continue. He said that he would continue his efforts to conjure up non-BJP, non-Congress parties through dialogue as that is the aim of his party.

Earlier, KCR met Odisha chief minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar, another strong regional party leader in a bid to bring together a third-front featuring regional parties before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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Updated Date: Dec 26, 2018 17:13:57 IST

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