Police detains Telangana BJP members protesting against KCR's comment

Michele Moreno
March 6, 2018

The first salvo was sacked by Telangana chief minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR), who called for a non-BJP-non-Congress national alternative driven by the states.

He said Rao's statement should be welcomed by everyone, and expressed hope that the Telangana chief minister will take forward the idea of playing a role in national politics.

Mr Jogi also said that Mr Rao had successfully spearheaded the separate Telangana agitation, the release said. Mr Jogi is the leader of the Janata Congress Chhattisgarh.

Mr Jogi also told Mr Rao that he would get the support of "like-minded people" for the proposed front, it said.

After Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and JD (S) patriarch HD Deve Gowda, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao too made a strong pitch for forging a non-Congress and non-BJP alternative at the Central level.

While addressing a press conference, Roa had said "There is need for qualitative change in the national politics...." KCR said "We see farmers suicides, why is this happening even after 70 years of independence?".

Telangana BJP spokesperson Krishna Saagar Rao claimed the CMs pitch for a front was aimed at elevating himself in national politics which would help him with a tag of "vendetta politics" if some agency were to target him for his governments corrupt practices. Can we expect something new to happen if the Congress comes to power after the BJP?

In a telephonic conversation with Rao, TMC supremo Banerjee conveyed her complete support and said she agreed with the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief's opinion that there is a necessity to bring a qualitative change in the country's politics, it said.

He was quoted by NDTV, "People are looking for change".

Raising concerns for the saffron brigade, other BJP ally Shiv Sena has said it will go solo in the 2019 Lok Sabha election. "I would reiterate that KCR can definitely play and should play an important role in getting all the non-Congress and the non-BJP parties (together) and that is what he hinted at yesterday". Discussions are going on.

Later, Ramchander Rao condemned the preventive arrest of the party leaders and said it was against the law.

Other reports by Insurance News

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