Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s grandiose plan of forming a non-Congress, non-Bharatiya Janata Party political front with like-minded parties seems to have not many takers.
KCR on Sunday claimed that West Bengal chief minister and Trinamul Congress president Mamata Banerjee and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha leader and former chief minister Hemanth Soren had extended their support to his third front plan and even asked him to take the lead.
The next day, former Chhattisgarh chief minister and Janata Congress chief Ajit Jogi also reportedly extended support to KCR.
However, within a day, the situation appeared to be turning different for KCR.
Reports from Kolkata indicated that Mamata Banerjee agreed only for an anti-BJP front all over the country and that it was not possible to defeat the BJP without including the Congress. She did not agree for a non-Congress, non-BJP front.
On the other hand, Hemanth Soren, too, on Tuesday ruled out a political front without the Congress. He told media that he had spoken to Congress president Rahul Gandhi who said the Congress party would support the JMM in Jharkhand elections.
And Ajit Jogi, too, was a senior Congress leader and if he has to defeat the Raman Singh government, he has to join hands with the Congress.
This is really an embarrassment to KCR, as he is fighting against the Congress in Telangana. Obviously, he cannot join the front which has Congress in
it. And it is not certain how many non-Congress, non-BJP parties are there in the country at present, which can join his third front.
As of now, he has the backing of MIM and Jana Sena, which have limited presence within Telangana.
It is not certain whether Kamal Haasan’s party or Rajini Kanth’s party would be willing to join a non-Congress front!