In the middle of ‘grand gathbandhan’ politics as opposition parties prepare for the forthcoming 2019 National Election, Andhra Pradesh leader Jaganmohan Reddy meets Telangana’s ruling TRS on Wednesday, has drawn attention.
From Andhra Pradesh Assembly, Mr. Reddy is the Leader of Opposition. It is the first direct talks between the leaders of two opposition parties since KCR introduced the ideas of a front as an alternative to both the ruling BJP and Congress.
The Telangana Rashtra Samiti Chief K Chandrasekhar Rao has already held talks with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Janata Dal (United) leader and ex-Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, DMK leader MK Stalin, and ex-Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
After taking oath as the Chief Minister for a second term after his party’s election victory in the last month’s elections, KCR has taken efforts towards a Federal Front for the National Elections, scheduled on May 2019.
TRS have discussed with Jagan, all the possibility of working together in the state to defeat a common enemy- TDP (Telangana Desam Party), and Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.
Recently, Jagan has completed 3650 km foot march in Andhra Pradesh, told the source that he took upon KCR and his party as “great friends” of Andhra Pradesh.
Last month, KCR had talked about “returning the gift” after Chief Minister campaigned extensively for the assembly elections in neighboring Telangana.
Congress-Naidu alliance has miserably failed to make an impact in KCR and Telangana was re-elected after his party secured 88-seats in the 119-member assembly. Congress secured only 19-seats.