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Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

The ruling TRS in hoped regional parties would jump on the bandwagon of the proposed by and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in the event of a hung verdict in the Lok Sabha polls.

DMK M K Stalin's reiteration of his party's alliance with the is not a setback to the efforts for a federal front, TRC MLC, told

"It is not a setback for us... He (Stalin) is part of UPA. We have been trying for a consortium of the regional parties. We are already in touch with all these people..." he said.

"In case they (UPA and NDA) don't get majority on their own, and if we (regional parties) are in a position, at that point of time, they (UPA or NDA) may support us," he said.

The Congress' allies may influence the party to support the consortium of regional parties if such a situation arose, he claimed.

The felt the Lok Sabha elections would throw up a hung verdict and said in that case parties like JD(S) and JD(U) may support the proposed

"When the regional parties are together, two or three other people also may support us at that point of time. Maybe JD(S), JD(U) also," Reddy said.

"We are, actually, in good position. Definitely, we will have our say. People will only come to us. Whether it is UPA or NDA. We will take a decision at that point of time," he said.

Chandrasekhar Rao met CPI(M) and Kerala Chief Minister and DMK M K during the last one week.

On Rao's idea, and former MLC P Sudhakar Reddy said the mood of the nation is 'phir ek bar, Modi sarkar' (Modi government, once again).

"BJP will get absolute majority. NDA allies would also cooperate," he told

Dismissing the efforts for a federal front, senior leader and former MLA Marri said no government can be formed at the Centre without the participation of either the BJP or

"Non-BJP, non-Congress government is simply wishful thinking. It is not possible. We have seen it in the past," Shashidhar Reddy, a former of National Disaster Management Authority, told

There are no takers for Rao's idea of non-Congress, non-BJP front as leaders like Mamata Banerjee and have made it clear that there cannot be a front without the Congress, said.

asked why Rao has not met any of the NDA allies like Shiv Sena, Akali Dal or JD(U).

"It conveys a message that he is trying to disintegrate UPA rather than integrate it as a federal front," Dasoju said.

The Congress would emerge as the single largest party, he claimed.

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 16:21 IST