Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who has been advocating formation of a non-Congress, non-BJP front, is planning to resume efforts on the proposal. Rao is mulling meeting regional leaders, including Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, DMK chief MK Stalin and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, to discuss the Centre-state relations and states’ empowerment, among other issues, TRS sources said on Wednesday. Also Read - Free Coaching to Uttar Pradesh Students For Many Competitive Exams From Basant Panchami: CM
They claimed that after the Lok Sabha elections, neither the NDA nor the UPA would be in a position to form government at the Centre. Also Read - Who Will Take Over UPA Reins? Amid Speculations, Sharad Pawar Says no Time or Interest to be Alliance's Chairperson
The non-Congress, non-BJP leaders like Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati in Uttar Pradesh, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal, YSR Congress Party president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy in Andhra Pradesh and Rao in Telangana would together win about 150 of the 180 Lok Sabha seats in the five states, the TRS sources claimed. Also Read - Rahul Gandhi Putting Up a Strong Fight Alone, Anti-BJP Parties Should Unite Under UPA Banner: Shiva Sena's Saamana
Rao, who has been advocating formation of a federal front, had met Stalin, Kumaraswamy, Banerjee and Patnaik earlier.
Alleging both the BJP and the Congress have failed to meet the peoples’ expectations despite being in power for the longest period since Independence, Rao, during his campaign for Lok Sabha polls, had favoured the formation of a federal front government at the Centre.
Rao’s Telangana Rashtra Samithi had returned to power with a thumping majority after the Telangana Assembly elections held in December last year, winning 88 of the total 119 elected seats.