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Working Towards a Federal Front: Says KCR After Meeting Mamata

Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao met his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on 19 March.

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Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao met his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on Monday, 19 March, and discussed the formation of a federal front to take on the BJP and the Congress in the 2019 General Election.

Talking to reporters after a meeting at the State Secretariat, Rao, the chief of Telangana Rashtra Samithi, said that the country needed an alternative agenda and an alternative political force.

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Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao

He said that this was the beginning of the federal front which would be a people's front.

People are thinking before 2019 there will be another front. Let me clarify that this front will be for people of India. This won’t be a mere alliance of a few political parties, this will be for the people. There is a need for alternate force.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao

Mamata Banerjee responded saying, “Politics throws at you situations where you have to work with different people. I believe in politics.”

Rao had recently said a non-Congress and non-BJP front should be formed in the country, as he called for a "qualitative change" in politics.

(With inputs from PTI and ANI)

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