The meeting between Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and his West Bengal counterpart and Trinamul Congress chief Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on Monday is learnt to have not yielded much result.
The meeting, which was held at the West Bengal secretariat Nabanna, was a part of KCR's move to form a non-BJP and non-Congress alternative. But both the CMs are learnt to have expressed different viewpoints on the federal front.
While KCR is learnt to have said it should be a non-Congress and non-BJP front, Mamata said it should be purely non-BJP front, since it cannot ignore the Congress party.
“A national party is very much needed for the coalitions, as if it is a pure federal front, it may not be possible to have a common thread,” she is learnt to have told KCR.
Following the meeting, KCR said, "It will be a collective leadership, it will be a federal leadership."
Mamata said: “It is a good beginning. I think politics is a continuous process, whatever we have discussed is aimed towards development of the country”.
According to the TRS sources, meeting focussed on creating some kind of regional formation for setting up a political front with like-minded parties and for creating an agenda for the country's growth.