Hyderabad: The Karnataka Assembly results indicate the future of the Federal Font proposed by TRS chief and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, his party claims.
The Telangana Rashtra Samiti claims that the people of Karnataka have supported the view of Mr Rao by not voting the BJP or the Congress into power absolutely. During the campaign Mr Rao had called on Karnataka voters not to vote for the BJP or the Congress and vote for the Janata Dal (S) headed by former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda.
The main political line of the proposed federal front is anti-BJP and anti-Congress. TRS MP and its senior most political leader K. Keshava Rao said, “Karnataka Assembly results are along the lines of what CM KCR said before elections. KCR clearly told Mr Kumaraswamy, the former Chief Mini-ster of Karnataka of the Janata Dal (S), that if they secure 40 Assembly seats he will become Chief Minister. The results indicate that the people of Karnataka have honoured KCR’s call.”
Some TRS leaders are of the opinion that given the poor performance of the Congress in Karnataka, the pro-Congress regional parties may come into the fold of the new Federal Front.
Mr Rao said that regio-nal parties will play a big role in national politics in future. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who is playing a key role to est-ablish a Front at national level to defeat the BJP in the next Lok Sabha elections wants the Con-gress to be in the front. Recently she said: “Con-gress should join the Federal Front, but not as a leader of the Front, as one of the partners.”
On Tuesday, she called Janata Dal (S) chief H.D. Deve Gowda and asked him to support the Congress to defeat the BJP in Karnataka. Mr Rao, though, is adamant that neither major national party should be in the Front.