Hyderabad: Telangana State Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednes-day said that the aim of his proposed front at the national level is not to make anyone Prime Minister and is also not meant for 2019 elections alone.
Mr Rao said he would strive to bring all regional parties in the country together even if it takes time beyond 2019 polls.
Mr Rao said he would come out with the front’s agenda in the next two-three months and those who are in consensus with this agenda can join the front.
He made it clear that no party is untouchable on the new front.
Mr Rao reiterated that his proposed front is not a mere ‘political front’ but bringing together all like-minded parties and leaders with progressive thoughts and ideology to put India on a growth trajectory.
“I request all of you with folded hands. Please don’t name this as Third, Fourth or Fifth Front. We have not named it as any front. It’s not a routine political front to bring three or four political parties and do politics. It has a broad ideology and progressive thoughts to bri-ng qualitative change in Indian politics and governance. For this, we need to take a quantum jump on all issues. China and Japan used to lag behind India on several fronts. Now, look at those countries. They achieved rapid strides in all sectors and have surpassed India. The successive governments at the Centre have failed to put in place effective measures for the overall development of the country during the past 70 years. We want to change this situation now for the betterment of the country,” Mr Rao said.
The TS Chief Minister said he would continue his efforts to meet regional party leaders in all states in the coming days and convince them to join hands for the betterment of India.
“I know this is not an easy task. It will take time. But I am ready to put up more efforts to achieve this goal. I will play a key role in nati-onal politics,” he added.
When asked whether he will approach the Congress to join his front, he said, “No party is untouchable for us. Those who agree with our agenda are free to join us. Our aim is to make states stronger by empowering them with more powers and more funds. Centre should be confined to subjects such as international diplomacy, security, and integrity of the country, currency etc. All other powers should be transferred to states.”...