In 2018's Telangana Assembly election, the TRS won 88 of 119 seats and came back to power in the state
Hyderabad: Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who has been advocating the formation of a non-Congress, non-BJP front, is planning to resume efforts on the proposal.
Rao is mulling to meet regional leaders, including Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, DMK chief MK Stalin and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, to discuss the Centre-state relations and states' empowerment, among other issues, TRS sources said on Wednesday.
They claimed that after the Lok Sabha election, neither the NDA nor the UPA would be in a position to form the government at the Centre.
The non-Congress, non-BJP leaders like Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati in Uttar Pradesh, Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik, Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal, YSR Congress Party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy in Andhra Pradesh and Rao in Telangana would together win about 150 of the 180 Lok Sabha seats in the five states, TRS sources claimed.
Rao, who has been advocating the formation of a federal front, had earlier met Stalin, Kumaraswamy, Banerjee and Patnaik.
Alleging both the BJP and the Congress of having failed to meet the peoples' expectations despite being in power for the most extended period since Independence, Rao, during his campaign for Lok Sabha polls, had favoured the formation of a federal front government at the Centre.
TRS had returned to power with a thumping majority after the Telangana Assembly election that was held in December last year, winning 88 of the total 119 elected seats.
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