Bhubaneswar, Dec 24 (LocalWire) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) has become quite vocal about the need for a Third Front, while his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik seems indecisive.
KCR mer Patnaik here on Sunday amid speculations of a political tie-up before the 2019 General Elections.
Addressing the media after the meeting, KCR said: “India needs a political change. Talks have begun for the same. We need to talk to more parties and people across the nation.”
“We will meet again to discuss how we can take it forward,” he said.
However, Patnaik remained silent on the issue.
“KCR came here to thank Lord Jagannath for his electoral victory. We had a meeting where issues, like friendship among like-minded parties, were discussed,” said Patnaik.
KCR will meet his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on Monday.
He is also scheduled to meet Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati.
After Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) swept the assembly election polls on Dec 11, KCR said time has come to form a consortium of regional parties soon.
Earlier, KCR had met former prime minister and Janata Dal (Secular) [JD(S)] chief HD Deve Gowda over a possible alternative front.