An anti-BJP third front sans Congress seems to be taking shape as Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday met his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata and said that the proposed third front will be a "collective and federal leadership".
“The third front will be a collective and federal leadership,” KCR said, asserting that the agenda they are proposing is different from the routine political model as it will be people’s agenda.
The leaders, after the two-hour-long discussion on forming a ‘third front’, told the media that they will offer a non-BJP and non-Congress alternative to the people of the country.
The Telangana chief minister added that the Congress and the BJP governments did not work for people, hence there is a need for an alternative force that will work for the country.
“This won't be a mere alliance of a few political parties, the coalition will be for the people,” Rao said.
“It is a good beginning. I think politics is a continuous process, whatever we have discussed is aimed towards development of the country,” Mamata said.
According to Rao, the coalition will be a collective and federal leadership.
“People are thinking before 2019 there will be another front. Let me clarify that this front will be for people of India,” Rao said.
Rao asserted that the agenda they are proposing is different from the routine political model. “The new coalition will be on people’s agenda,” Rao added.
Earlier this month, Rao had proposed formation of a non-Congress and non-BJP front in the country.