Hyderabad: Samajwadi Party chief and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday met Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in Hyderabad.
The SP national president met KCR, as the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief is popularly known, at his official residence.
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav met Telangana Chief Minister and TRS chief KC Rao in Hyderabad. pic.twitter.com/ZNysZvlmDK
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KCR also hosted a lunch for the visiting leader, according to reports.
During their meeting, the two leaders discussed the TRS chief's proposal for the formation of a Federal Front to bring a qualitative change in the national politics.
Both Akhilesh and KCR discussed the current political situation and the need to bring various political parties together to form a front at the national level.
Senior leaders of TRS were also present during the meeting.
The TRS chief, who has mooted the idea of constituting a Federal Front - an alternative to both the BJP and the Congress – had stepped up his efforts during last few days.
KCR, on Sunday, visited Chennai to meet DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi and his son MK Stalin.
KCR had mooted the idea of a Federal Front in March to bring "a qualitative change" in the national politics.
At the TRS plenary last week, a resolution was passed towards this effect.
Stating that both BJP and Congress miserably failed to address people's problems during last 70 years, KCR said the front would trigger tremor in the national politics with its agenda for speedy development and for addressing the real issues of people.
KCR has so far held talks with West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee, Janata Dal-S President and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda and his son HD Kumaraswamy.
Former Jharkhand Chief Minister and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha chief Hemant Soren and well-known actor Prakash Raj had also called on KCR to discuss the formation of the front.
(With IANS inputs)