Reports have revealed that the Congress has decided to hold talks with Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and YSR Congress Party for a post-poll alliance. TRS leader K Chandrashekhar Rao has since long been putting forward ideas for a federal front. He has been pushing for a non-Congress and non-BJP government which will be formed with the alliance of the regional parties. In this regard he made attempts to meet Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan and Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy.
Amongst all this there were also reports that KCR was leaning towards Congress as he had spoken to Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy over the phone because he could not hold talks for an all out alliance with the Congress. Sources however stated that he sought the help of the JD(S) government in forming an alliance with the grand old party.
YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy was also reportedly trying to get into an alliance with the Congress. Congress leader had suggested of the YSRCP chief’s ‘forgiving speech’ as a hint of him joining the party.
Earlier senior TRS leader B Vinod Kumar had told PTI of regional parties forming a federal front at the Centre with Congress lending them support from outside.
“United Front experiment was…Congress supporting from outside. This time also there is every likelihood of such a proposition. No doubt,” Vinod told PTI. But the leader had changed his statement after sometime mentioning of no alliance with regional parties.