Will Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) be in the fray to lead the nation with the help of new alliances if the NDA and UPA fail to get the required mandate in 2019?
Alliance parties can change their views and alter their plans anytime as most of them are dissatisfied with the Congress and the BJP for several reasons, opined IT Minister and Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao’s son K. Taraka Rama Rao and asked why can’t people look for an alternative.
Speaking to a group of journalists from New Delhi on the sidelines of the Pragati Nivedana Sabha organised by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) on the completion of four-and-a-half years in office, he did not rule out such a possibility saying Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao can be an alternative.
Mr. Taraka Rama Rao said both the Congress and the BJP have failed to take the nation forward at the required pace with absolutely no vision.
“KCR is a visionary and he has shown to the country what he can do with innovative schemes in just four years and has a vision that is unparalleled,” he said. He argued that Mr. Modi has failed the hopes of the people and Congress has lost the people’s trust and the country needs new thinking leaders which leaders like KCR can provide.
“We will win 15 Parliament seats out of 17 whenever the elections are held apart from bagging more than 109 seats of the 119 seats in the Assembly,” Mr. Taraka Rama Rao asserted.
On the possible alliances for such a scenario, he said several parties, particularly the regional players are dissatisfied with the Congress and the BJP and hinted at a possibility of they coming together if there was an electoral possibility.
In 2012 did anyone think that Narendra Modi will become the Prime Minister or did anyone think that Mr. Vajpayee would lose after NDA-1, he asked. So there are several possibilities and politics is never stagnant.
Mr. Rama Rao said the Telangana Chief Minister has led an agitation and achieved Telanagana, which many didn’t believe was a possibility. His friendly relations with the senior leaders of various political parties in the country will be an advantage, he felt. He has earned their respect, he felt.
He had a complaint against the national media saying their world revolved around New Delhi and said they should focus on down south as well. Southern leaders can be national leaders too, he opined.