Hyderabad, Jan 16 : Taking a step further to forge a non-Congress and non-BJP federal front, the leaders of the Telangana Rashtra Samiti held discussions with the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) on the move of TRS Supremo and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao to carve out the front.
The discussions were held at Lotus Pond, the YSRCP headquarters in the posh Banjara Hills area of the city on Wednesday.
The talks, attended by YSRCP President Y S Jaganmohan Reddy and TRS Working President K Tarakarama Rao, were held in a cordial atmosphere with both the sides favouring a platform of like-minded regional parties to protect the interests of the states.
The TRS leaders went to hold talks with Mr Reddy under the instructions of KCR as Mr Chandrashekar Rao is popularly known.
Addressing a joint press conference after the talks, Mr Taraka Rama Rao said that the day's discussions were just a first step, adding, Mr KCR would himself go to Andhra Pradesh to personally hold discussions with Mr Jaganmohan Reddy on the front move.
He said KCR has been trying to forge the federal front to bring about a qualitative change in the National politics for the last one year and had also met several leaders of the regional parties in this regard.
Underlining the need to bring all like minded regional parties on a single platform to counter the "injustices" done to the states by the Centre, Mr Jaganmohan Reddy said that KCR had telephoned him on the federal front issue and today he (Mr Reddy) held talks with Mr Taraka Rama Rao.
He said that the Centre just made promises without taking action on them and the issue of not granting Special Category Status (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh was an example of the Centre's unfulfilled promises.
Mr Reddy said if 25 MPS from AP and 17 from Telangana unitedly fight for the SCS, it may be beneficial. (UNI)