Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is planning his next tour in Delhi on April 4 for his third front efforts. Having met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Benerji for this first time in March, KCR is now planning his next move in the national capital. He would be in Delhi, when his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Chandrababu Naidu is wrapping up his two-day stay there.
The TRS chief had already assigned the task of fixing appointment with senior leaders of the non-Congress and non-BJP in Delhi to his Rajya Sabha member K Keshav Rao. The MP is a known face in the national politics as he was the Congress Working Committee member in the past. He handled Congress affairs in West Bengal, Jharkhand and other States for decades and is popular among the former Congress leaders.
Keshav Rao is now busy in Delhi holding consultations with the senior leaders from the parties like Swamajwadi Party, RJD and so on. He is fixing the schedule for Chandrasekhar Rao’s meetings in the national capital.
As AP Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, who is a better known face in the national politics is unwilling the talk about the third front, Chandrasekhar Rao, a little known face, is trying his luck to be the national face. Though he had met Mamata Benerji, it is said that she is unwilling to back Chandrasekhar Rao and was looking forward to Chandrababu Naidu. This had become a setback to his efforts, but Chandrasekhar Rao appears firm on continuing his efforts.
A third front in the country is possible only if there is Left involved in it. Given the present situation, the CPI and the CPM are not ready for any such efforts. The opposition in the country is divided and without the Left or the Congress, no such effort would be fruitful. One wonders how Chandrasekhar Rao could build a third front without the intervention of the Left parties.
Perhaps he must have understood this point by now and had asked his MPs Vinod and Jitender Reddy to deal with CPI and the CPM. The CPM is inflicted with internal squabbles between Prakash Karat and Sitaram Yechuri. It is mere impossible now for anyone to bring these two warring leaders together even in the larger interests of the nation. KCR cannot dream of broking peace between these two leaders and it is not an easy task for him on any count.