Telangana CM K. Chandrasekar Rao meets DMK President Stalin

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekar Rao on Monday evening called on DMK President M.K. Stalin at his residence here in an attempt to form a non-Congress, non-BJP grouping of political parties.

The meeting between the two leaders lasted over an hour.

Rao left Stalin’s residence without meeting the mediapersons. Details from the meeting were not immediately available.

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, other senior DMK leaders were present at the meeting with Rao.

Rao had earlier met Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and spoken to Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy in his efforts to bring in a non-BJP, non-Congress government after the Lok Sabha election results are out.

A DMK leader had earlier told IANS that the stability of the government at the Centre may be an issue as previous experiences at a non-BJP, non-Congress government were not good.

Last year, Rao met Stalin here and discussed issues related to state autonomy, finances and the political situation.

KCR, the founder of Telangana’s ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi, is a strong votary of federalism and secularism.

Earlier on Monday, Rao prayed at the Sri Ranganathaswamy temple in Srirangam near Trichy in Tamil Nadu.


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