On Sunday, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao met with Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai.
The news: KCR, who is in the western state on a one-day visit, stated that the “positive result” of their meeting will be evident shortly. “I extend an invitation to Uddhav Ji to visit Telangana,” KCR said.
What happened: In the evening, KCR would meet with Nationalist Congress Party (NPC) president Sharad Pawar at his residence before returning to Hyderabad.
- The Telangana chief minister’s trip to Maharashtra is part of his strategy to ramp up anti-Bharatiya Janata Party sentiment ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
- KCR has been at odds with the BJP since his post-Budget 2022 remarks, in which he attacked both the BJP and the Congress, claiming that India requires a new movement to break away from the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the grand old party. He also made a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, claiming that he dresses according to the states that are up for election.
Last week, Thackeray had a conversation with KCR in which he “extended support” to the Telangana CM in his efforts to unite regional parties to lead a third front against the BJP-led central government, and invited him to Mumbai.