HYDERABAD: The rise of a political leader usually comes out from a movement, fighting for rights or a
special state. For many people, KCR’s rise might have been with the ‘special state’ demand. But history has
a lot of surprises for everyone. And the same in the case of KCR too. The Telangana CM, K
Chandrasekhar Rao worked under N T Rama Rao, and even Chandrababu Naidu in the past. After CBN took the reigns over TDP, KCR played a key role in Chandrababu’s cabinet. It was after the 1999 AP Assembly elections,
things have changed drastically.
After CBN ignored KCR and put him away from the State-Cabinet, KCR quit TDP and established TRS in
2001. In 2014, his dream of having a separate state of Telangana has been fulfilled, and he is the
current CM of Telangana. Similarly, despite repeated requests from the Telangana government, the Centre
turned a deaf ear. Nirmala Sitharaman’s over-the-board reaction towards KCR’s remarks on Modi only
added fuel to the fire in Telangana CM’s mind.
Given the current political situation in the country, and the need for a governance other than BJP and
Congress, KCR came up with the ‘Federal Front’, an alliance of various anti-BJP and anti-Congress
parties. Already, many national leaders, national parties and regional parties have extended their
support to the Federal Front, and KCR is likely to release the agenda of the new alliance. Political
analysts believe that there are high chances of KCR becoming the Prime Minister if Federal Fronts
manages to win a decent seat-share in the Lok Sabha.