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KCR meets Deve Gowda to launch alternative movement

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

KChandrasekhar Rao today met JDS supremo Deve Gowda here to seek his support for launching an "alternative movement" to bring qualitative change in the country, saying both and had failed to deliver.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Rao said "It is not a silly political front, but an alliance of masses including farmers and poor people."

"There is a need for a movement because both and regimes in last seven decades have failed to deliver," he added.

Rao also appealed to people to free themselves from the clutches of and BJP, and save the nation "from all ills."

"I appeal, just as Deve Gowdaji did, to one and all to please come out of the trap and save our country, Bharat Mata, farmers and poor man and women, who are looking for justice. Let us deliver," he said.

The also said TDP, the left parties or whoever is interested could join the movement.

Rao had met inKolkata recently to discuss the plans for evolving a coalitionof regional parties.

Rao reached Gowda's house with Prakash Raj, TRS (TRS) MPs, Vinod and Sathosh.

Gowda said it is neither a third or fourth front, nor amovement to throw any party out of power, but to solve long-pending issues, which were not solved for seven decades.

Continuing further, Rao said a big agenda would be declared before 2019 for which he was discussing with people including Gowda.

On Cauvery water dispute, Rao said "why should there be a fight for Cauvery water between and Why has the issue been kept pending for seven decades?"

Rao also appealed to people of to vote for JDS and declared he would be campaigning for the party wherever Gowda asks him to do.

"I will campaign for JDS in Hyderabad-or anywhere in Karnataka, if Deve Gowda and Kumaraswamy order me," he said.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 19:00 IST