MK Stalin invites KCR to join Congress and support Prime Ministerial candidature of Rahul Gandhi after the polls

Telangana Chief Minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrasekhar Rao had a meeting on Monday with DMK president MK Stalin at the latter’s residence in Chennai. The meeting lasted over an hour. The two leaders are said to have discussed the post-poll alliance once the Lok Sabha elections results are out on May 23.

The sources from the DMK informed that KCR tried to convince Stalin to the idea of forming a federal front government at the center after the Lok Sabha election results are out. However, Stalin was firm that the DMK would be with the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and invited K Chandrasekhar Rao to the Congress-led alliance.

K Chandrasekhar Rao has been meeting regional party leaders to try and bring them together under one lot forming a central Federal front excluding the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). K Chandrasekhar Rao sought time to meet Stalin over a week ago but because of the election campaigning for the by-polls to four assembly segments, the DMK leader MK Stalin was unable to hold a meeting with KCR.

The BJP state president said that the meeting between the DMK and TRS was a hint that Stalin was reconsidering his move to Congress president Rahul Gandhi as making him a prime ministerial candidate for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections 2019

The two leaders held a meeting on April 29, 2018, but did not address the press at the end of their hour-long meeting.

The country is witnessing the 17th Lok Sabha polls in 7 phases out of which six phases were held from April 11 to May 12. The last and seven seas of the Lok Sabha election will be held on May 19. Results for the Lok Sabha elections be announced on May 23.

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