Telangana CM KCR To Showcase ‘Third Front’ Unity In Hyderabad Meet, Invites Five Chief Ministers And Four Party Chiefs
Telangana Chief Minister and president of Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) plans to make his party’s formation day as a stage to showcase opposition unity.
KCR launched Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS, now BRS) on 27 April 2001 to achieve a separate Telangana state.
Since then his party has held a plenary meeting every year on 27 April. As this year’s plenary is the first one for BRS, KCR has invited non-BJP and non-Congress leaders to his party meet in Hyderabad.
KCR’s invitees include Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin, Jharkhand CM Hemanth Soren, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, Bihar deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, Shiv Sena faction's Uddhav Thackeray and JDS' HD Deve Gowda, reports The Economic Times.
This crucial meeting of non BJP and non Congress leaders occurs as the neighbouring Karnataka goes to elections and Telangana heading to polls at year end.
KCR renamed his party from TRS to BRS to foray into national politics by expanding BRS to other states. His stated aim is to form a national alternative to both BJP and Congress.
He already declared former IAS officer Thota Chandrasekhar as the president of BRS’s Andhra Pradesh unit and even conducted a public meeting in Maharshtra’s Nanded.
It will be seen as who all would accept KCR’s invitation to attend the April meeting and boost his national ambitions.
Already Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan and Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann, former CM of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav and CPI national general secretary D Raja have attended KCR’s mega meet in Khammam last month.
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