Rao had recently said a non-Congress and non-BJP front should be formed in the country, as he called for a “qualitative change” in politics and had also announced that he was ready to take on the mantle of leading a political front. AIMIM’s Asaduddin Owaisi had already announced support to Mamata-Rao duo in their initiative.
“In the backdrop of Telangana Chief Minister calling for a qualitative change in politics, he will meet and hold discussions with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on March 19,” said sources in the Telangana Chief Minister’s office.
Rao would meet Banerjee in Kolkata at around 4 pm, they said. On March 4, Banerjee spoke to Rao over the phone and conveyed her complete support on his statement that he was keen to participate in national politics to bring about “qualitative changes” in governance.