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Revival of third front plan? KCR hold talks with Vijayan, to meet Stalin on May 13

The third front is likely to comprise of parties which have decided to stay away from the BJP and the Congress' alliance.

Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao with Kerala counterpart Pinarayi Vijayan. (Twitter)

In an effort to drum up support for a third front—a non-Congress, non-BJP federal front of regional parties— Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) supremo and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has lined up meetings with Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan and DMK president M K Stalin.

While KCR met Vijayan in Thiruvananthapuram in the evening, he is set to call on Stalin on May 13, the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said in a statement. According to the statement, Rao and Vijayan, who heads the CPI(M)-led LDF government in Kerala,  discussed “contemporary politics” in view of the Lok Sabha elections.

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On Rao-Stalin meeting, the statement said: “Both the leaders are likely to discuss the current political scenario in the context of ongoing Parliamentary elections.”

Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy has also called his Telangana counterpart to discuss the matter, PTI reported.

The chief minister’s daughter and sitting Nizamabad Lok Sabha member K Kavitha had said recently that the regional parties not aligned with the Congress and the BJP will get 120-plus seats in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, and may hold the key to government formation.