Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao called for "BJP-mukt Bharat'' during his Bihar visit on Wednesday.
Patna: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao called for “BJP-mukt Bharat” during his Bihar visit on Wednesday. He met with Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar and his deputy and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav and discussed various issues.
After meeting with the CM and his deputy, the Telangana CM, known as KCR, addressed a joint press conference where he blamed the BJP-led government at the Centre for the various problems the country has been facing.
In addition, he lashed out at the Narendra Modi government for the weakening of the rupee, farmer protests, unemployment, and rising prices of essential goods.
KCR has expressed his interest in the formation of a third opposition front to challenge the BJP.
The purpose behind KCR’s visit to Bihar was to hand over cheques of Rs 10 lakh each to the next of kin of those five soldiers from Bihar who lost their lives during the clash with Chinese troops at Galwan Valley in June 2020. The visit came at a time when Nitish Kumar separated from the BJP and joined other factions in making the government.
KCR, who also met RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav in Patna, answering a question on Nitish Kumar, a challenge for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2024, said, “Nitish ji is one of the best and most senior leaders in the country. I am not the one to make a decision. It will be decided when all opposition parties sit together.
KCR has been meeting with leaders of regional parties on a regular basis. He earlier met JMM Chief Shibu Soren and his son and Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, the Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray, Tamil Nadu CM and DMK leader MK Stalin, and West Bengal CM and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee.
On his trip to New Delhi and Punjab, he met Arvind Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann, respectively. He had met Samajwadi Party’s Akhilesh Yadav twice.
KCR wants to play the role of a king-maker in Indian politics, which looks uncertain.