Hyderabad (Telangana): Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) working president KT Rama Rao on Wednesday emphasised on the need for like-minded forces to join the K Chandrashekar Rao (popularly known as KCR) led federal front for strengthening regional parties and interest of the states.
He made this statement after meeting with YSR Congress Party chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy in Hyderabad on Wednesday.
Both the leaders also addressed a joint press conference after the meeting.
Addressing the media, Rao said: "TRS party president and chief minister KCR started the federal front one year back to bring a qualitative change in the country's politics. As a part of this, KCR is negotiating with different party leaders and gathering support for his struggle. We have faith that all likeminded people will come together in future to strengthen the states and the federal front will go forward to protect the rights of states".
Speaking further about the meeting, he added, "Telangana chief minister KCR and party floor leader Kesha Rao in the Rajya Sabha and Kavitha in the Lok Sabha have already made it clear that special status should be given to Andhra Pradesh. Today is just the first meeting".
YSR Congress Party chief also spoke at the occasion saying, "TRS party working president has come to discuss the Federal Front. All the States should come to one platform to prevent the untouchability of the states by the central government. Otherwise, the rights of states cannot be achieved."
He also outlined that there is continued uncertainty over the special status to Andhra Pradesh and added, "To overcome this situation in the Parliament the number of MPs should be increased. To protect the rights of states, the number should be numerically increased. If the strength of the states is increased, then the Center can't act unfairly towards the states."
Jagan also said that "I am happy that KCR has established a national platform under the name of a federal front. It will be united in the form of MPs from different states and by this, the states will also get development boost. I will discuss the key points of the federal front with after meeting him in the coming days."
KT Rama Rao also informed that KCR will go to Andhra Pradesh to meet Jagan Mohan Reddy and he will take these discussions forward.
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Updated Date: Jan 16, 2019 23:20:13 IST