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'Non-Cong, non-BJP alternative proposed not a third front'

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

K Rao today said that a non-Congress, non-BJP alternative proposed by him is not a "third front", but a front that unifies the people.

"New method needs to come in Some have misunderstood when I said I will go to national They think it is bringing together three or four regional parties...a third front. I am not going for petty There is a big agenda," he said.

" unify the people of 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 during the reply to the motion of thanks on the Governor's address by the government.

Alleging that both and had BJP failed to meet the expectations of people, Rao said earlier this month, he was keen to participate in national to bring about a "change".

He had said he was in talks with others to form a platform of like-minded parties.

West Bengal and former Chattisgarh were among those who had expressed solidarity with Rao, official sources said.

Rao has also announced plans to hold consultations with experts in different areas, including retired bureaucrats, defence officers and economists.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 19:40 IST