Kolkata: Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao offered prayers at Kalighat Kali Temple in Kolkata earlier on Monday.
Earlier, Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee pitched for a non-BJP, non-Congress “federal front” to counter the political powerhouses ahead of the 2019 general elections.
“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,” Rao told reporters.
The announcement came soon after an hour-long meeting between the two regional satraps at the State Secretariat in Kolkata. Rao said the so-called federal front would be an amalgamation of like-minded people who are determined to reinvent the nation’s political scenario. Parrying the tricky question of who would head the front, the TRS chief said: “It will be a collective leadership, it will be a federal leadership.”