To push ahead his proposal for a federal front against the BJP and the Congress, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will continue his parleys with former Prime Minister Deve Gowda this weekend.
Gowda will be arriving in the city as a state guest on Saturday evening. On behalf of the government, Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav and officials will be welcoming the former PM and JD(S) boss at the Begumpet airport at 6 pm. Gowda will drive straight to Pragathi Bhavan to hold a meeting with KCR on the front, and is likely to stay put for a day to chalk out a strategy.
The meeting assumes significance as these two leaders have already spoken at Bengaluru during Kumaraswamy's swearing-in as Karnataka Chief Minister and even earlier, and it shows KCR's determination to assemble the front.
For the uninitiated, KCR has already held meetings with his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee, former Jharkhand chief minister Hemanth Soren, CM of Karnataka H D Kumaraswamy and others.
The latest KCR-Gowda meeting takes place at a time when Mamata Banerjee and Maharashtra stalwart and NCP chief Sharad Pawar are reportedly against Rahul Gandhi becoming the Prime Minister if the Congress is voted to power in 2019.