HYDERABAD: To take on the ruling the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), three Opposition parties in Telangana – the Congress, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) – joined hands to form a grand alliance in the upcoming state Assembly elections Tuesday night.
Showing a united front, the parties called for President`s rule in the state until the Assembly polls.
A delegation of veteran political leaders from four Opposition parties – the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the Congress, the Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) – met Governor ESL Narasimhan on Tuesday.
According to Reports a senior Congress leader stated that the alliance will be in line for a United Opposition ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Reports also suggested that the front is also trying to unite with Kodandaram (of TJS) and hunt for support of all people`s organizations, employees, unemployed and women`s groups.
Worth mention here On September 6, Governor Narasimhan dissolved the state assembly following a proposal from the K Chandrashekhar Rao-led cabinet. However, The Governor asked Rao to keep on as caretaker Chief Minister until the new government is formed.
Meanwhile a team of the Election Commission of India (EC) on Tuesday met top officials and leaders of political parties in Telangana to assess the vigilance for the conduct of Assembly elections in the state.