The hour-long discussions between Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and DMK chief MK Stalin, at later’s residence in Chennai failed to come to a conclusion on post-poll alliances. While, KCR has been advocating formation of a non-BJP and non-Congress Federal Front, so that regional parties should come together to form their own government at the Center, Stalin made it clear that it will not be possible without Congress.
However, Stalin assures him that he would continue to work against BJP. Moreover, he advised KCR to join hands with Congress in formation a formidable alternate to BJP at the Center. While the DMK dubbed the meeting as only a “courtesy visit,” Rao did not meet the waiting reporters.
Stalin had earlier proposed Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s name for the Prime Minister’s post and continues to stick to that. Apart from Stalin, senior DMK leaders like T.R. Baalu were present at the meeting with Rao.
The two leaders reportedly held discussions on emerging political developments amid speculation over a hung Parliament and possibilities of forming a non-BJP, non-Congress federal front.