Congress, BJP have miserably failed in governance, says KCR

06 March, 2018, 02:03 | Author: Brian Mcdaniel
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The country is fed up with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress, and it's time to go for a third front, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Chief Asaduddin Owaisi said on Sunday.

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Addressing a gathering of prominent TRS leaders, ministers, and elected representatives of the party at his residence in Hyderabad, the Telangana Chief Minister said, "Since morning, I have been receiving many calls from various places in India".

"85 per cent of Telangana's population comprises backward classes, scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and minorities". This situation should be changed. "The country is looking towards those parties which are against the BJP and the Congress", he said.

"Former Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren also called, telling me that he is standing behind me".

Buoyed by the support for his call for a non-BJP, non-Congress third front ahead of the Lok Sabha elections scheduled next year, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Monday announced that he is ready to take on the mantle of leading the proposed political front. "It is encouraging. It is a statement which will have far reaching impact on the national politics", Owaisi said. The Congress failed to get a majority in Meghalaya and did not win a single seat in Tripura or Nagaland, for which elections were held last month.

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Reiterating that a qualitative change should come in the national politics, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief said a beginning was being made from Telangana and exuded confidence that the goal will be achieved with the backing of people. He welcomed KCR's decision to play a key role in national politics. People are vexed now.

"Even after 70 years of our independence, farmers continue to commit suicide", he said while blaming the faulty policies pursued by the two parties.

He pointed out that if the laws of the land don't allow development as in China, the laws must be changed.

He said that the new platform could be a Third Front or any other front and he will not mind being a part of the change. Discussions are going on the same. "There is no secret about it", he had said.

Apart from garnering support, the TRS supremo is also planning to hold a series of meetings across the country with various organisations, associations and individuals.


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