Hyderabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and JD-S Leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Sunday discussed the proposed national party agenda to be launched by the first.
Janata Dal-Secular leader met with KCR, as Telangana leader Rashtra Samiti is popularly known, at the latter’s official residence and they discussed a wide range of national policy issues during the meeting three hours.
KCR told Kumaraswamy that national party formation and policy formulation will take place soon after continuing discussions with intellectuals, economists and experts from various fields and reaching consensus on an alternative national agenda.
According to the chief minister’s office, they discussed the threat of a political and governance crisis in the country if the “destructive political movements of the BJP are not stopped”. They felt that the people of the country were waiting for an alternative political platform that would carry on the spirit of the Indian Constitution by integrating all communities regardless of castes, religions and regions, he said.
The two leaders reached a consensus that they should end BJP rule, which exploits emotional issues, and use the upcoming general election as a platform for that.
Kumaraswamy asserted that the immense experience of KCR which has realized the state of Telangana by uniting all sections and moving forward democratically and peacefully is required by the country in the current situation.
He believed that KCR should move forward to form an alternative front in national politics and play a key role and assured his full support. He added that the country urgently needs a top leader like KCR in the wake of space for an alternative in current national politics.
Kumaraswamy congratulated KCR saying that the whole country is discussing the development Telangana achieved in just eight years and the whole nation also wants a similar development.
The TRS leader stressed the need to collectively thwart conspiracies aimed at creating division among peoples. The two leaders discussed the “dangerous and selfish political path” taken by the BJP government at the Center and its consequences and expressed serious concerns.
They reached a consensus that they will protect the country from dangerous religious hatred in any situation. In this sense, they stressed the need for the unity of all alternative political forces to safeguard the spirit of democratic federalism in the country.
The former chief minister of Karnataka said people are waiting for an alternative to BJP across the country. He urged KCR to make a foray into national politics and contribute to the qualitative progress of the country. He said he would give his full support if a political party was created for this purpose.
Both leaders felt that people have come to the opinion that Congress is not a strong alternative to BJP and they have lost faith in the leadership of Congress. They discussed the urgent need for regional party unity so that the spirit of democratic federation can flourish.
KCR told Kumaraswamy that there is growing pressure on him to enter national politics and lead the country like Telangana. He said people were extending their support at public meetings everywhere during his district tours with cheers and slogans to fight against the anti-people and autocratic attitude of BJP and Modi.
He claimed that people are completely against the BJP which keeps creating problems in Telangana which is running on the path of progress.
The two leaders condemned the anti-farmer policies adopted by the BJP government in the Center, which acts as an “anti-farmer” government and engages in plots to undermine national agriculture.
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