Hyderabad, Mar 28 (PTI) Jharkhand Mukti Morcha leader and former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren today met Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao here and discussed “national politics” with him. Also Read - Monsoon Session Day 2: Lok Sabha Passes Essential Commodities Bill to Raise Farmer Income, Boost Agri Sector | Highlights

Soren, who hasexpressed solidarity with Rao’s proposal to forge a new political front in the country, met him at Pragati Bhavan, Rao’s official residence complex-cum-camp office at Begumpet, here. Also Read - 'Jammu And Kashmir to Reopen For Tourism Soon', Says J&K Administration

“They both had lunch together and later discussed national politics,” an official release said. Also Read - COVID-19: Centre Announces Guidelines For Unlock 2, Lockdown Till July 31 in Containment Zones

Rao, also president of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti, had recently met West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee at Kolkata to discuss plans for evolving a coalition of regional parties.

The TRS chief has alleged that successive governments ruled by both the Congress and BJP at the Centre have miserably failed to ensure the country’s development.

Rao, popularly called KCR, recently said he would talk with like-minded parties and leaders for creating an agenda for the country’s growth.

Soren had earlier extended support to Rao’s suggestion that a non-Congress and non-BJP front should be formed in the country.

Calling for a “qualitative change” in politics, Rao had also announced that he was ready to take on the mantle of leading a political front.

Yesterday, he said that the alternative being proposed by him would be a “people s front of India.”

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.