Hyderabad, April 29 (: In yet another significant development, Telangana Chief Minister and TRS supremo K Chandrashekhar Rao today called on Tamil Nadu former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and also his son and Leader f the Opposition in the Tamil Nadu Assembly M K Stalin with regard to his proposed Federal Front (FF).
Chandrasekhar Rao has taken a special flight from Begupmet Airport and reached Chennai on Sunday afternoon. Stalin and other DMK leaders, including A Raja and others, accorded a grand welcome to Telangana Chief Minister and his team comprising Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao, Finance Minister Eatala Rajender, MPs K Keshav Rao, B Vinod Kumar, Palla Rajeshwar Reddy, V Prashanth Reddy, Mayor Bonthu Ramamohan and others.
With his team, KCR checked in ITC Grand Chola in Chennai and from there they went to meet Karunanidhi at the latter’s residence. KCR held talks with Karunanidhi on his federal front, a platform to take on the BJP and the Congress governments at the Centre. Stressing the need for another coalition of like-minded parties,KCR shared his views with the TN leaders that the two national parties have failed to protect interests of the States and dumped the people on a whole.
KCR reportedly discussed on the new front agenda and sought Karunanidhi’s support. He also closeted with Stalin and briefed him of the new platform of cooperative federalism. As part of his itinerary, KCR will also meet with other key leaders of Tamil Nadu on the same for which he had already met with some former chief ministers and former prime minister Deve Gowda and others.
On a mission to garner cooperation and support from regional parties to play a key role in 2019 general elections at national level to bring about qualitative changes in politics, KCR expedited steps significantly well in advance to meet with leaders of other key States. The aim of the federal front was to achieve all-round development, inclusive growth, to stop suicides of farmers, give them MSP, provide all facilities and avoid loan problems, make ample use of river waters, completion of irrigation projects, lay national highways, prevent fighting among the States for share of waters and others.
KCR also is expected to hold similar meetings with Odisha Chief Minister Navin Patnaik in Bhubaneshwar and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav in Hyderabad.