The story of ant climbing rock with huge grain particle is the exact example to resemble the Telangana chief minister KCR’s attempts to make Modi in distress or topple the ‘BJP-mukt Bharat’ abhiyaan launched by himself to enter in national politics and become an alternative to Modi’s rule. The attempts are still making to get success in collation with other opposition political forces in the country.
Telangana chief minister and TRS party supremo Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao popularly known as KCR is an unrelentingly upbeat person. For the past three years, the Telangana chief minister has made it a goal to create a national front that is not BJP or Congress, but it hasn’t had the desired effect. Rao made the decision to meet with Nitish to further his national goals shortly after Nitish Kumar made his major U-turn and joined forces with the RJD and its small allies in Bihar instead of the BJP. He is hoping that Nitish, who is an expert at playing political games, will agree to encourage other significant regional parties to join an unofficial coalition to “Stop Modi in 2024.”
Additionally, Telangana’s assembly elections may coincide with the Lok Sabha polls, and the BJP is actively campaigning there. Also, the assembly elections in Telangana could be held with the Lok Sabha elections, and the BJP is making an aggressive push in the state, which has been ruled by Rao since 2004.
Rao had previously been travelling between states to meet with local party leaders, including M.K. Stalin of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in Tamil Nadu, H.D. Thackeray of the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, Arvind Kejriwal of the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi, and Uddhav Thackeray of the Shiv Sena. Deve Gowda, a member of the Karnataka Janata Dal (Secular). He communicates regularly with Pinarayi Vijayan of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Kerala, Mamata Banerjee of the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, Akhilesh Yadav of the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, Hemant Soren of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, and Mamata Banerjee of the Trinamool Congress.
According to KCR’s calculations, the combined strength of these regional parties equals close to 300 Lok Sabha seats. However, he has steered clear of Andhra Pradesh’s neighbouring parties—Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSR Congress and Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party—as both were opposed to carving out a separate Telangana. Any understanding with them would affect Rao’s support base, which has a visceral dislike for the duo. He has also not seriously pursued Naveen Patnaik of the Biju Janata Dal, who keeps aloof from any political discussion with other parties.
There are other weaknesses that hamper Rao’s outreach for a national regional alternative. As he comes from a comparatively smaller state with just 17 Lok Sabha seats, he is not in a position to influence voter preference in both larger and smaller states where regional parties are an important factor.
Thus, many leaders approached by Rao have been nice to him personally, but have been noncommittal in giving any undertaking of even a post-poll alignment, let alone adjustments before elections. For instance, Mamata Banerjee had not taken Rao seriously when he had approached her ahead of the 2019 assembly polls in West Bengal. He wanted her in the forefront for her considerable experience, both in regional and national politics, and better acceptability in the fight against BJP.
Rao’s second flaw is his insistence on keeping the Congress out of the calculation, because it is a political rival in Telangana. Thus, any approach to the Congress would help the BJP in projecting itself as the only alternative force in the state. Even the state Congress is not keen on a tie-up with Rao’s Telangana Rashtra Samithi.
But some of the parties approached by Rao have the Congress as a junior partner. It is part of the alliance with the Shiv Sena and the Nationalist Congress Party in Maharashtra, a long-term ally of the DMK in Tamil Nadu and of the Rashtriya Janata Dal and, now Nitish, in Bihar and the JMM in Jharkhand. Rao’s desire to fight or at least ignore the Congress may not work with these parties, which benefit from whatever base the Congress has in the respective states. The CPI(M), too, has its own different perception of the Congress in states other than Kerala.
But Rao, who overcame all odds to establish Telangana after decades of agitation, is an optimist who is motivated by his dislike of Modi. However, political reality only allows for his permutations and combinations if voters choose a hung parliament in two years, dealing the BJP a crushing defeat. #Khabarlive #Hyderabadi #hyderabadlive #hydnews