Leveraging the Indian economy is vital, says KCR

KCR cites Karnataka example to show emergence of regional players

By Author  |  Published: 17th May 2018  12:22 amUpdated: 17th May 2018  1:25 am
File photo of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Wednesday said his observation that regional parties would have a major say in future had been vindicated since both the so-called national parties – BJP and Congress — were gravitating towards the JD (S) in the aftermath of the fractured poll verdict in Karnataka.

“A similar situation could prevail even at the Centre in future,” he told mediapersons at a late evening press conference at Pragathi Bhavan.

The Chief Minister reiterated that his move for a federal front was not a product of silly politics but a genuine concern for the country’s backwardness in most sectors and the need to bring about a radical change in governance and thinking.

“I want to make it abundantly clear that it is not a mere political game, an alignment of 3 or 4 political parties. It is going to be an alignment of the masses to bring about a qualitative change in Indian politics, and to achieve a particular goal,” the Chief Minister said.

Replying to a question on the progress of the front, the Chief Minister said things were moving and the agenda was under preparation. “This is not something like sensex where you have updates every morning, afternoon and evening,” he retorted. The agenda will be released in a couple of months and there will be debates across the nation on it, he added.

Stating that the agenda will not be of KCR alone, he said it would be a compilation of ideas and suggestions from various quarters, including political parties, economists and subject experts. “The formula that we are working out will be dynamic and agenda-driven,” he said.

Pointing out the ills facing the country, he said small countries like Singapore and huge economies like China were rapidly moving forward because of their focused approach.

“Leveraging the Indian economy is very important if we are to achieve a quantum jump in development,” he said, adding that development of infrastructure is a vital component of development.