KCR holds talks with Navin Patnaik on forging federal front

Telangana Rashtra Samiti supremo and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday evening held talks with his Odisha counterpart Navin Patnaik in Bhubaneshwar on forging a non-Congress and non-BJP front of like-minded regional parties.

Sources said after exchanging pleasantries, the two leaders held talks in a cordial atmosphere on the proposal of KCR to forge the alliance of like-minded regional parties. Later, speaking to the media, the two leaders said that the talks will be continued in coming days. Mr Patnaik said that he had discussions with Mr Rao on the latter’s proposal and added that the talks on the issue would be resumed on a later date.

Mr Rao also underlined the need to forge the front to bring about qualitative change in national politics. KCR is on four-state tour. He will meet Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on Monday evening to discuss the move to form the front.

During his stay in New Delhi for three days from December 25, he will make a courtesy call to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mr Rao will also meet union ministers to take up the issues pertaining to the state.

According to informed sources, Mr Rao will also meet Bhaujan Samajwadi Party chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav in National Capital and discuss the proposal to form the front with them before returning to Telangana.

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