KCR, Naveen Patnaik stress on unification of regional parties as alternative to Congress, BJP

Updated:1 month, 3 weeks ago IST

Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Dec 23 (ANI): Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik briefed the media after their meeting in Bhubaneswar on Sunday. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik started by saying, “We discussed several things including friendship of like-minded parties. We’ve not thought that (Parliament elections) far. He came to Odisha to offer thanks to Lord Jagannath for his tremendous victory.” Speaking to mediaperson, Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao said, “Country needs a change for which dialogue has begun, we’re doing our part but nothing concrete has emerged. We’ve just begun the dialogue; we will meet again to discuss how to take things forward.” CM Rao further added that, “We need to talk to more people across the nation. There’s a dire need for the unification of regional parties as there’s a strong need for an alternative to Congress and BJP.” CM Chandrashekar Rao had earlier announced his plans to work towards forging a federal front of regional parties, which will be devoid of Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party. He is also set to meet West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee on December 24.

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