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Federal Front may consider taking Congress support: TRS leader

IANS  |  Hyderabad 

The proposed by Chief Minister may consider taking support, if necessary, to form a government at the Centre, a of the Rashtra Samithi (TRS) said on Tuesday.

told IANS that they were confident that the Federal Front, comprising non-BJP and non-parties, will get the numbers to form the government on its own.

"We are confident that we will get the numbers to form the government but if we are short of numbers and wants to extend outside support we will consider," said Khan, who believes a consensus candidate among partners will be the next

He, however, ruled out either taking the support of BJP or extending support to it to form the government.

KCR, as Rao is popularly known, had mooted the idea of non-BJP and non-Congress front last year and since held talks with leaders of various regional parties.

The on Monday met M.K. Stalin, of DMK, an ally of the Congress, to discuss the Last week, he held talks with his counterpart Pinarayi Vijayan.

"These meetings prompted the whole country to talk about the Federal Front. We are meeting people, talking to them and trying to explain why we want this. After that it is their choice whether they want to come with us or not," said Khan, who quit the Congress late last year.

He was confident that parties like Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Samajwadi Party (SP), Trinamool Congress and YSR Congress besides TRS will come together to form the Federal Front. He hoped that many parties from other parts of the country will join them.

"Once we have the numbers on board, more people will definitely accept the idea and join us. Everybody would want to have stake in government for development of their states and would see this as a viable idea," said Khan.

The TRS claimed that KCR was not vying for the post of

"He is doing this in the interest of the country. The country is today heading towards anarchy. The way BJP is acting it has definitely sabotaged the interests of the country. The Congress during its 60-year-rule did nothing for minorities and Dalits. KCR is of the opinion that we should form Federal Front and take charge in Delhi," Khan added.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 18:46 IST
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