Telangana Chief Minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi chief Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) on Monday announced that he was ready to take on the mantle of leading the Third Front and chalking out a programme for holding a series of meetings with various organisations and associations.
To begin with the chief minister will meet prominent retired bureaucrats of the country.
“KCR would also like to have a meeting with retired defence personnel and officers,” read a statement issued by the chief minister’s office.
According to the statement the chief minister will also meet economists and representatives of lawyers’, farmers’ and journalists’ organisations.
These meetings will be organised in Hyderabad as well as in cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Calcutta and Bangalore.
The statement further read, “The idea of chief minister is that all those who have been thinking about the [development of the] nation in various ways are to be made participants in the process of qualitative change in politics.”
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi welcomed Telangana chief minister’s statement that a Third Front will emerge in the country.
KCR is also backed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata.