Consortium of regional parties may emerge soon, says KCR 

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Hyderabad, Dec 11 : Coining a new ‘BJP-mukt and Congress-mukt India’ slogan, Telangana Chief Minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi President K. Chandrashekhar Rao said on Tuesday a new national party as a consortium of regional parties may emerge “very soon”.

Buoyed by his party’s massive victory in Telangana elections, he declared that he would play a crucial role in national politics.

Addressing a news conference, the TRS chief said the new political formation would emerge as an alternative for both BJP and Congress with a national agenda to fulfil the aspirations of the people of the country by bringing a revolution in agriculture with utilisation of all available water resources.

Stating that a new economic model was under preparation, he said it would be presented before the nation with possibilities, modalities and practicalities.

“We will unleash the whole thing after 10 days in New Delhi,” said KCR, who claimed that he already had detailed discussions with many economists and worked a great deal on it.

The TRS leader said he and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi would visit various parts of the country to interact with cross-section of people and bring them on a common platform.

“Asaduddin Owaisi is a good intellectual who participates in each and every debate in Parliament. I appreciate him because he is not a fundamentalist. He is a secular political leader,” he said.

KCR said he is confident that he would bring about qualitative change in Indian politics. “You will see a beginning very shortly,” he said.

Reacting to the Congress party’s victory in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, KCR said this happened because there was no other alternative to the BJP.
“India needs to come out of this routine of mudslinging between BJP and Congress,” he said and pointed out how temple issues and surgical strikes were being used for electoral gains.

He said Telangana was showing the way to the country. “With today’s results, Telangana has shown the way to the whole nation. Today, Telangana stands as non-Congress and non-BJP state.”

KCR reiterated that his proposed front would not be a mere realignment of political parties. “We are going to unite polity and people of India,” he said.

“There are certain forces who are playing dirty politics. Four parties are coming together and doing drama,” he said in an obvious reference to the efforts to bring together non-BJP parties.

Blaming BJP and Congress for India failing to address basic problems even 70 years after Independence, he called for evolving an alternative to help India realise its true potential.

“India first needs to tackle the arrogance of BJP and Congress. The headstrongness of these parties has become an enemy of this country making all others slave,” said KCR targeting both parties for not keeping all the powers with the Centre.

Stressing the need for increasing reservations for various sections of people, KCR said the Supreme Court crossed its limits by fixing 50 percent upper limit of reservation for all sections. He said Parliament should pass a legislation to overcome this verdict.

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