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UPA's DMK, NCP will join regional parties to form Govt: TRS

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

UPA will not get majority and its partners DMK and NCP would leave the Congress-led alliance after the elections and join hands with other regional parties to form a government at the Centre, claims the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS).

The party headed by K Chandrasekhar Rao, as he is referred to by many, believes neither the NDA nor the UPA would get the required numbers to form the government after the ongoing polls.

According to Abid Rasool Khan, parties not aligned with the BJP-led NDA and Congress-led UPA -- such as TRS, YSRCP, BJD, Trinamool, BSP and SP -- would get around 200 seats, as per his party's calculation.

"Once we have this magic number (200), alliance partners of UPA like DMK and NCP will also move out of UPA and support this front of regional parties to form government", Khan told

The NDA and UPA would not get more than 150 and 120 seats, respectively, he claimed.

Khan said DMK and NCP would not sail with the UPA after the elections as the alliance would not get majority and they would join hands with other regional parties as "everybody wants to have a stake in the government".

"and the BJP would be in the opposition and regional parties would form the government", he said, adding, is acting like a catalyst to get all regional parties together so that a federal front government is formed.

According to him, would even speak to leaders of which are projected to get seats in single digits.

"will shortly visit whereever required, talk to people and get them on board", Khan said.

Aim of the is to "get rid of" the and BJP, and these two parties should not form government, he said.

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

First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 17:45 IST