KCR meets Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata, says talks for federal front will continue with non-BJP, non-Congress parties

Telangana chief minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president K Chandrasekhar Rao (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.

FP Staff December 24, 2018 20:13:23 IST
KCR meets Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata, says talks for federal front will continue with non-BJP, non-Congress parties

Telangana chief minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president K Chandrasekhar Rao (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.

KCR meets Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata says talks for federal front will continue with nonBJP nonCongress parties

KCR and Mamata Banerjee speak to the media post their meeting in Kolkata. ANI

Rao 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. Rao told reporters that he and Mamata discussed matters of political interest and the like-minded leaders will come out with a concrete plan soon.

The TRS chief met Mamata a day after meeting 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.

On Sunday, KCR had asserted that there is a dire need for the unification of regional parties to replace Congress and BJP. "The country needs a change for which dialogue has begun. We're doing our part but nothing concrete has emerged. We've just begun the dialogue; we will meet again to discuss how to take things forward. We need to talk to more people across the nation. There's a dire need for the unification of regional parties as there's a strong need for an alternative to Congress and BJP," Rao had told the media in Bhubaneshwar.

KCR is now scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Wednesday and later BSP president Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav.

With inputs from agencies

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