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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala CM says meet with with KCR was 'highly significant'

ANI | Updated: May 07, 2019 13:24 IST

Thiruvananthapuram, May 7 (ANI) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday said his meeting with his Telangana counterpart K. Chandrasekhara Rao on Monday was highly significant as regional parties will play a major role in the formation of a government after the Lok Sabha elections.
"A new government will come at the Centre which will follow federal system and secularism. The state will effectively lend support to anyone who supports the development of the state. Yesterday's meeting with KCR was highly significant," said Vijayan.
"KCR discussed the national political scenario. According to KCR both fronts may not get the majority and so regional parties will get a prominent role," said Vijayan.
"There were no discussions about prime minister candidate", he added.
KCR had proposed the idea of 'Federal Front' in March last year and initiated efforts to provide an alternative to both the BJP and Congress at the Centre. Subsequently, he had met leaders of the Trinamool Congress, Biju Janata Dal, Samajwadi Party, Janata Dal(S) and the DMK. He had also invited YSR Congress Party to join the proposed front.
Telangana went to polls in a single phase for all 17 seats on April 11. The results will be announced on May 23. (ANI)