KCR Meets Deve Gowda, Urges Telugus To Vote For Him
The Telangana CM sought the support of the former PM and JD (S) chief, and his son former Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy, for his proposed Federal Front
Hyderabad | 13th April 2018
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao today sought the support of former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) chief H D Deve Gowda and the latter's son former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy for his proposed Federal Front against the BJP and the Congress at the Centre.
KCR took a special flight to Benguluru along with TRS MPs Vinod Kumar and Santhosh Kumar and actor Prakash Raj from the Begumpet airport. In Benguluru he discussed with Gowda his proposed front and its agenda for change in national politics to address key problems.
Speaking to media persons later, KCR said, "Deve Gowda supported the cause of statehood for Telangana, and I had total comfort in seeking his support today."
The Telangana CM also lashed out at the Congress and BJP governments at the Centre for "failing miserably to address the problems pertaining to farmers, waters and several other issues for the past 70 years". The Congress and the BJP governments had failed to resolve the Cauvery water crisis for decades forcing Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to almost go to war, he said.
"Our federal front will address these key issues daunting the nation for these long years, and also development of our own states," he said. The front would play a key role in the 2019 elections, he claimed.
He appealed to the Telugu people of Karantaka to vote for Deve Gowda's JD (S) in the elections scheduled for May. He also said that he was ready to campaign for the JD (S) if Gowda wanted him to do so.
Stating that Federal Front will play key role in 2019 elections the Chief Minister of Telangana said that fight is for common man and farmers. He also welcomed other political parties to work with the agenda for qualitative change at national level.
Gowda said that KCR had discussed with him and Kumaraswamy the federal front. Even after 70 years of independence the nation was facing serious problems which needed to be addressed, and the front would be great for that, he said.
Gowda also appreciated the KCR government for its unique schemes like KCR Kits for pregnant women, and its plans for farmers' welfare. He stressed the need for replication of Telangana's farmers' investment scheme across the nation.
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