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Sources close to Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), hinted that M.K Stalin might not meet K. Chandrashekhar Rao on May 13, as announced by Mr.Rao’s office earlier. As reported by Hindu, “Mr Stalin was ’busy’ with his campaign schedule for the May 19 by-polls to four constituencies in the state and declined to divulge more details.”

Mr Rao had earlier met Kerala CM, Pinarayi Vijayan. As per reports, the TRS chief is in favour of a south Indian Prime Minister, who will be able to lead a non-BJP, no-Congress government at the centre. Dubbed as 1996 formula, this has no successful prototypes.

1996 had been a turbulent year in Indian politics, with two consecutive South Indian PM’s from Janata Party- H. D. Deve Gowda and Inder Kumar Gujral leading unstable coalitions. As per reports, KCR thinks both Congress and BJP will be incapable to form governments with its present allies. The two parties won’t even get anywhere near the halfway mark, he predicts.

KCR also had been at the forefront for the formation of a “third front.” He had met K.Karunanidhi last year with similar proposals. However, things changed with Karunanidhi’s death and Stalin renewing DMK’s alliance with Congress.


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