If need be, will join KCR's Federal Front: Jagan

If need be, will join KCR's Federal Front: Jagan

In what could be a first indication from YSR Congress about their interest in Telangana CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao's Federal Front, party Chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy has made sensational statements on his willingness to partner with KCR.

"KCR is not even from our state. Yet, he came forward and he said he will support Special Category Status for AP and if need be, will write a letter to the Prime Minister's Office. You see he's not from our state but he has shown interest in our state and it is worth appreciating," he said, speaking to a national media channel. Adding to this, he said: "If 25 MPs from Andhra Pradesh and 17 MPs from Telangana join hands, we become 42 MPs., which is  a much bigger force And, we cannot be ignored by anyone willing to be a Prime-Minister candidate for this country. Whoever wants to be the PM-candidate, there will be much pressure on him to seek the support of our 42MPs."

In the same breath, he spoke of how he would seek MIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi's help to campaign for YSR Congress in Andhra Pradesh. "If Asad is planning to come to AP and campaign for us, I will be honoured to have him. He is a very good friend of mine," he added. Going by YSRCP Chief's comments, it looks like KCR could eventually interfere in Andhra Pradesh's elections as TRS has reiterated earlier.

Given that Federal Front will be a non-Congress, non-BJP front, looks like KCR is trying to win friends from his neighbouring state first as it will benefit both YSR Congress and TRS mutually.