Need to prepare national agenda keeping in mind requirements of states: KCR on Third Front formation ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha poll

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has already announced plans to forge a non-Congress, non-BJP alternative at the Centre.

Published: 10th March 2018 01:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th March 2018 01:02 PM   |  A+A-

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.| PTI File Photo


HYDERABAD: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who has announced plans to forge a non-Congress, non-BJP alternative at the Centre, says there is a need to prepare a national agenda keeping in mind the needs of different states and various sections of society.

He held a meeting with senior officials and retired bureaucrats "on the preparation of a National Agenda for development and the viability of the existing methods, their good and bad aspects", a release from his office said last night.

"Though the country became independent seventy years ago, the development for the past 70 years has not been on the lines as people expected.Though other countries in the world are racing towards development, we are still not able to fulfil the basic needs," it quoted him as saying.

The Chief Minister said that though several states have water disputes among them, they have not been settled.

Several reforms suggested by experts in Centre-State relations have not been complied with.

"The true federal spirit has not been reflected. Under these circumstances, there is a need for preparing an agenda for the national development," he said.

A decision should be taken on which subject should be with whom between the states and Centre, he said.

"There is a need to bring in structural changes in social, judiciary, legislature and administration areas. There should be a clear agenda on the reforms to be brought in reforms, and amendments to Laws and the Constitution," Rao said.

Political leaders, experts and senior bureaucrats should give their suggestions in this regard and become stakeholders in the process, he added.

Rao's plans for an alternative at the Centre has received support from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and others, official sources had said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp