Federal Front Mission continues: KCR to meet Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav in Delhi

HIGHLIGHTS

–KCR performed special prayers at Andhra Pradesh’s Rajasyamala temple

–He will meet Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar, Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata

–He is also scheduled to meet Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav in Delhi

 

Telangana Chief Minister and TRS President K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Sunday began his mission to cobble up a Federal Front with a visit to Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh to worship at a temple and seek blessings of a priest.

KCR, as Rao is popularly known, along with his family members left Hyderabad in a special aircraft. After landing at Visakhapatnam Airport, they drove to Sharada Peetham.

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief and his family members performed special prayers at Rajasyamala Temple. They later took the blessings of Swami Swarupanandendra.

KCR will leave for Bhubaneswar in the evening and call on Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

After a night halt in the Odisha capital, KCR will visit the Konark Temple and Jagannadha Temple on Monday and later leave for Kolkata, where he will call on his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee.

After a meeting with Ms Banerjee, the Telangana Chief Minister will visit Kalimata Temple. Subsequently, he will leave for New Delhi, where he will have separate meetings with former Uttar Pradesh chief ministers Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav.

During his two-three day stay in the national capital, the TRS chief will make a courtesy call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He will have meetings with some central ministers and discuss state related issues.

KCR, who led TRS to a landslide victory in Assembly elections in December, has announced that he will focus on national politics to work for cobbling up an alternative to both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress.

After the electoral victory on December 11, he had stated that a consortium of regional parties may emerge soon.

The TRS chief, who plans to visit various states, has hired the special aircraft for one month.

 

 

 

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“Mayawati For PM, I Will Be Chief Minister Of Chhattisgarh”: Ajit Jogi

“I have always believed that a non-Congress, non-BJP coalition will have a majority in 2019,” Ajit Jogi said

 

King in Chhattisgarh, kingmaker in 2019. Congress rebel Ajit Jogi has no doubt about his role in the coming election in Chhattisgarh and the national polls early next year. “We have made an alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Left. It has decided that I will be chief minister,” said Ajit Jogi, who served as the first chief minister of Chhattisgarh after it was carved out of Madhya Pradesh in 2000.

As for prime minister, Mr Jogi was equally emphatic that BSP leader Mayawati is most suitable for the top job.

“I have always believed that a non-Congress, non-BJP coalition will have a majority in 2019. It will be decided then (who will be PM) but I personally believe Mayawati deserves it as the first Dalit, a woman, as a politician from Uttar Pradesh and as a four-time chief minister,” Mr Jogi, 72, said.

Mr Jogi has been an Indian Police service (IPS) and Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer. He became a Rajya Sabha member in 1986. After around three decades in the Congress, he quit in 2016 after being sidelined by the party. Weeks later, he formed his own party.

The Congress, which failed to seal a pact with Mayawati in months of alliance talks, fears that its rebel leader and his son will dent the party’s chances in the state polls. The party had eyed an easy victory over the BJP, which is seen to face anti-incumbency after three straight terms.

Mr Jogi has boasted that his alliance took shape in just a few hours of discussion with Mayawati.

Elections for the 90-seat Chhattisgarh assembly will be held in two phases on November 12 and 20.

 

 

 

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BSP hopes to play kingmaker in Chhattisgarh

Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) hopes to win more than a dozen out of the 35 seats it is contesting in Chhattisgarh assembly election in alliance with the former chief minister Ajit Jogi-headed Janta Congress Chhattisgarh (J) and play a role in formation of the next government.

The party has deputed several senior leaders to supervise its campaign for the election which will be held for 90 seats in two phases on November 12 and 20, said BSP functionaries.

“Apart from Rajya Sabha member Ashok Siddarth, the party has deputed several leaders such as former Uttar Pradesh ministers Ambika Chaudhary and Lalji Verma, Ajay Bharti and Bhim Rajbhar to personally monitor the election campaign in this small state,” said a BSP functionary, who is camping in Chhattisgarh.
“As per our assessment, there are high chances of formation of a coalition government in the state. So, if we win at least 15 seats, none can ignore our role in the formation of the next state government,” he said.

BSP members said the party has fielded seven candidates in Janjgir-Champa area. “Janjgir, a Lok Sabha constituency which accommodates eight assembly seats, is the most important destination of the BSP in this election in view of its old association with the BSP founder Kanshi Ram who had contested his first general election from here,” said a party member, who did not wish to be identified.

The assembly segments under Janjgir are Akalatara, Janjgeer-Champa, Sakti, Chandrapur, Jaijepur, Pamgarh, Bilaigarh and Kasdol.

In the first phase, the BSP expects to put up a good show in constituencies such as Dongargarh, Donargaon, Keshkal , Kanker and Kondagaon. “We will put up a good show in these constituencies which will go to polls in the first phase of elections,” said the party functionary cited earlier.

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BSP Announces Decision To Contest All 200 Assembly Seats In Rajasthan

The Bahujan Samaj Party or BSP is planning to contest all 200 assembly seats in Rajasthan, which is going to polls on December 7.

The party won three seats in the 2013 assembly elections by securing a 3.37 per cent vote share, which was 7.60 per cent in the 2008 elections, when the party had won six seats.

“Our preparations are in full swing and we will contest on all 200 seats in the forthcoming elections,” state party vice president Dungarram Gedar said.

In the last assembly elections, the party had contested in 195 constituencies.

He informed that the tickets will be finalised soon and BSP chief Mayawati will hold rallies in the state.

“We are expecting to increase our tally in the 2018-elections because people are unhappy with both the BJP and the Congress. There is a resentment against the ruling BJP and people are not seeing any hope in the Congress,” another BSP leader Bhagwan Singh said.

He informed that the party chief will hold rallies in different parts of the state during elections.

Districts in eastern Rajasthan like Bharatpur, Dholpur, Karauli, Sawaimadhopur, Alwar and in northern parts like Hanumangarh, Sriganganagar, Bikaner has significant number of Scheduled Castes (SC) population, which is the vote bank of the party.

In the state, there are 34 Scheduled Castes and 25 Scheduled Tribe seats out of the total 200 seats.

“The BSP is contesting solo and the Congress is going to suffer a loss,” he said on Mayawati’s recent announcement of not having alliance with the Congress for contesting assembly polls in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

The party is contesting assembly elections in the state since 1990, but it registered its first victory in 1998 by winning two seats.

In 1998, the party had fielded 108 candidates and secured 2.17 per cent vote share.

In 2003 elections, the BSP fought in 124 constituencies and won two seats and increased its vote share to 3.98 per cent.

The biggest victory of the party in the state was in the 2008 elections when six of the party’s candidates won elections and the vote share increased to 7.60 per cent.

 

 

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