New Delhi: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao met Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and party leader Ram Gopal Yadav in Delhi on Friday. They reportedly discussed the ongoing national politics and other issues after the SP leaders paid a visit to KCR at his residence in Delhi.
The meeting between the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and the Telangana CM, popularly known as KCR, comes amid the TRS leader’s ongoing attempts to unite the regional leaders for the 2024 General Assembly elections.
The Telangana Chief Minister has been in Delhi this week along with state Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, TRS MPs G Ranjit Reddy, J Santosh Kumar among others. In his previous visit to Delhi in May, Rao had met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other leaders.
KCR’s National Agenda
KCR has held talks with regional leaders across the country in a bid to create a unified force of the Opposition against ruling BJP-led NDA at the Centre. He has claimed that he will ‘expose’ the Central government’s undemocratic attitude by organising nationwide protests.
Over the past few months, KCR has met prominent leaders, including SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Bihar RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann. The chief ministers of the Opposition-ruled states or leaders of major opposition parties have responded positively to KCR’s proposals, PTI had cited its sources as saying.
The Telangana Chief Minister has been vociferous in his opposition towards the Centre and the BJP on several issues. Earlier, on July 10, calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the “weakest and inefficient” Prime Minister ever in the country, Rao highlighted the need for a “double-engine non-BJP government” at the Centre.