Former Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Sunday called on Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao in Hyderabad.
Kumaraswamy was welcomed by KCR at the latter's residence in Pragathi Bhavan, and a few ministers, MLAs and party leaders accompanied the CM.
The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president hosted lunch for Kumaraswamy.
According to the Chief Minister's Office, the two leaders discussed the development of Telangana, the role of regional parties in national politics in the present situation, and other national political issues.
The meeting assumes significance in the wake of KCR's efforts to bring together like-minded parties ahead of the 2024 elections.
The TRS leader, who is trying to forge an alliance against the BJP government at the Centre, has been holding talks with the leaders of various regional parties.
Before meeting KCR, Kumaraswamy also met IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao. Both the leaders had breakfast together, and discussed national politics, including those of Telangana and Karnataka.
For the uninitiated, KCR is reported to be planning to enter national politics, and is said to be about to announce a national party soon. The new party is expected to be launched around Dussehra, which will be celebrated on October 5.
As part of the groundwork, KCR has been conducting a series of meetings with intellectuals and leaders from various parties across the country for some time. Most recently, he met Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav in Patna on August 31.
The TRS chief had earlier visited Bangalore and called on former PM Deve Gowda and Kumaraswamy.