Hyderabad: Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao is now on cloud nine over the political alliance between archrivals Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) as both the parties have decided to keep equal distance with Congress and BJP. The decision of BSP and SP will further boost the prospects for Federal Front, a KCR-led initiative to establish a third force as an alternative to Congress and BJP in the country. According to sources, KCR has already sent his messengers to Uttar Pradesh (UP) to hold discussions with BSP chief Mayawati and SP president Akhilesh Yadav.
KCR has reportedly spoken with both the leaders and discussed on possible political strategies in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.
After a gap of 25 years, BSP and SP have announced their political alliance for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections and said there was no difference between BJP and Congress. Out of total 80 Lok Sabha seats in UP, both the parties will contest for 38 constituencies each. UP plays a key role in deciding which party to take over power at the Centre. India has 545 Lok Sabha seats including two reserved for Anglo-Indian community.
KCR has been meeting leaders from several states to garner support for his Federal Front platform to prevent BJP and Congress from forming the government at the Centre. The remarks made by Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav were similar to those of KCR, who often says both the national parties are corrupt and alternatively enjoying the power leaving no other option to the public.
The political alliance between BSP and SP not only confined to Lok Sabha elections, but also for Assembly polls as well. Meanwhile, Congress senior leader AK Antony made sensational comment saying the party alone can’t face BJP. On the otherside, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said he honours the decision of BSP and SP and will contest in elections without any political alliance.