Akhilesh supports KCR’s efforts to unite regional parties, but keeps his silence on Congress

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It was yet another attempt by the Telangana state Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who has been striving hard to weave a Federal Front to defeat the BJP and the Congress in the coming general elections in 2019, when he met the Samajwadi Party and former UP Chief Minister and discussed his proposal in Hyderabad on May 2. While speaking to the press at Pragathi Bhavan, Akhiles Yadav praised the efforts being made by Telangana Chief Minister and said it was high time for regional parties to unite to dislodge the BJP government at the centre. People are disappointed by the BJP government as no promise made during the 2014 elections was fulfilled. Slow economic growth coupled with the growing unemployment created anger among the people at large, he said and added that the Modi government created differences among the people in the name of caste, creed and religion.

When asked about the Congress whether the party would be the part and parcel of the front, he said he had supported the idea of unity among the opposition parties. The name and further details will be chalked out in due course. During his briefing, Akhilesh Yadav did not speak a word about the Congress. The Samajwadi Party once made an alliance with the Congress and now it is in alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party in the UP. The Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao must have come to the conclusion that the former UP Chief Minister would not give green signal to any front sans the Congress.

K Chandrasekhar Rao who in Tamil Nadu said that he was open to the Congress, said he was in favour of a broad-based front. He said he would continue his attempts for the unity among the regional parties even beyond the 2019 elections. The front is meant for the development of the states ruled by the regional parties. These concluding remarks of KCR indicate that he has come to conclusion that no alliance can be formed without Congress if someone is sincere to defeat the BJP at the centre.

 

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