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Nobody is untouchable for proposed Federal Front, says KCR

Hyderabad, May 2: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday said the proposed national alliance of political parties has not declared any party as untouchable and made it clear that it will keep its options open. Stating that no name has been given to the proposed alliance, he said any party could join it, if it agrees with the national agenda, which will be announced in one-and-a-half to two months. He was addressing a joint news conference with Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav after holding talks with him on the proposed alliance. While the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister evaded a direct reply if the Congress would be part of the proposed front, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief intervened to show his unhappiness over what he called “critical” questions by the media.
Reiterating that the previous governments failed to fulfil the people’s aspirations, he said they were trying to bring together parties on the basis of an agenda to give a new direction to the country. The two leaders had detailed discussion on proposed alliance and various related issues. While assuring all support to KCR’s efforts, Akhilesh Yadav said only regional parties can stop the BJP government in coming days. KCR said he would hold talks with many other friends and political parties in the days to come. The TRS chief, who proposed the front as an alternative to both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress, has stepped up his efforts during the last few days. He visited Chennai on Sunday to meet DMK leaders M. Karunanidhi and M.K. Stalin. (IANS)

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