Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samiti supremo K. Chandrasekhar Rao, who has been batting for a non-Congress, non-BJP Federal Front, announced on Wednesday that the Federal Front will go into the 2019 general election with the promise of countrywide implementation of the Rythu Bandhu scheme of giving Rs 4,000 per acre, per season, to all farmers.
Addressing a press conference at Telangana Bhavan, he said, “There is a lot scope for forming the Federal Front by involving the farmers and other people’s organisations and also like-minded regional parties, without depending on the Congress or the BJP.”
He said his idea is to go to the people and explain to them the domination of the BJP and the Congress and enlighten them and bring them under one umbrella.
He hinted that the Federal Front will have farmers and minorities as its prime beneficiaries. Stressing the need of support to the farming sector of the country, Mr Rao explained that the Rythu Bandhu scheme would cost the exchequer roughly around `3.5 lakh crore and this was not a burden.
He reiterated that he would go to Delhi in the next 10 days to consult like-minded political parties and economic and agriculture experts for new economic and agriculture policies to put into the agenda of the Federal Front.
Mr Rao warned Telangana Congress leaders that he would recover the money which he alleged they had swindled during the 10 years of Congress rule.
Replying to a query, he said that when he tried to take action against the errant Congress leaders after coming to power, he was accused of conducting a witch hunt.
He said if they the state Congress makes any attempt to malign or defame the TRS government with their “propaganda”, the government would act against them.
Mr Rao ruled out the possibility of putting any financial burden on the people as he got set for his second term in office.
He also ruled out the question of making his son and minister K.T. Rama Rao as Chief Minister in view of his proposal to take an active role in national politics as he went about forming the Federal Front....