Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao is trying to woo various Regional Parties of the South into his Federal Front. KCR is banking on the fact that between TRS, YSRCP, MIM, DMK, and JD(S), there will be close to 70 MPs from south India. The Telangana CM wants to leverage the power of this bloc to negotiate a good deal with the next government in Delhi.
However, Chandrababu Naidu who is rooting for a UPA Government is coming in the way of KCR wherever he goes. A few months ago, KCR went to Bhubaneshwar and met Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik regarding the Federal Front. The very next day, a Senior MP from Odisha landed in Amaravati and had a closed-door meeting with Chandrababu Naidu.
A few days ago, there was a leak by the Telangana CMO that Kumaraswamy is in favor of supporting KCR and as a good-will gesture released Krishna Water for Drinking Water Purpose to Telangana. There were media reports that Chandrababu immediately talked to HD Deve Gowda and made Kumaraswamy give an announcement that JDS in favor of Rahul Gandhi as the Prime Minister Candidate.
And now, after KCR’s meeting with DMK President Stalin, Durai Murugan, a close confidante of the Tamil Nadu Opposition Leader, DMK Treasurer, and MLA, has met Chandrababu Naidu in Amaravati on Tuesday irking KCR. But May 23rd will decide about who will have the last laugh between Chandrababu and KCR.