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Telangana CM to meet Odisha counterpart in May

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

Amid talks on the formation of a political front ahead of the 2019 general elections, Chief Minister will meet his Odisha counterpart here in the first week of May, informed sources said.

Rao, who heads the Rashtra Samithi, will meet Patnaik, the President, in Bhubaneswar, they added.

Rao will first visit the world famous in Puri and then call on the Odisha Chief Minister, the sources said.

Though there is no formal political agenda, both leaders are likely to discuss the current political situation and formation of an alternative front as both the parties are maintaining equi-distance from the as well as the

However, said they would not discuss the possibility of a third front.

"The Chief Minister is visiting Puri on a pilgrimage. On the way, he will pay a courtesy call (on me). There will be no discussion on the federal front or anything that has to do with politics," told reporters here.

Even though Patnaik has so far not revealed his plans vis-a-vis national politics, the proposed meeting is expected to throw light on the BJD's future course of action with regard to the federal front.

Rao met in Kolkata last month and Janata and former last week.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 21:44 IST
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