"New method needs to come in India.Some have misunderstood when I said I will go to national politics. They think it is bringing together three or four regional parties...a third front. I am not going for petty politics. There is a big agenda," he said.
"...to unify the people of India on the basic issues that people experienced after 71 years (of Independence).Not a mere political game. I am making it clear. It is not third front or any front. The front proposed by me will come as a front of the people of India," he said.
Recalling that some people had made light of him when he started the agitation for a separate Telangana, he expressed confidence that he would be successful in his new endeavour.
Rao was speaking in the Legislative Assembly during the reply to the motion of thanks on the Governor's address by the government.
He had said he was in talks with others to form a platform of like-minded parties.
Rao has also announced plans to hold consultations with experts in different areas, including retired bureaucrats, defence officers and economists.
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