Patna. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR), who is dreaming of leading a third front against the BJP, is once again preparing for a show of strength. This time he has sent an invitation to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, and Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren to come to Hyderabad on 17 February. KCR has got the entire secretariat building demolished and a new secretariat building constructed at a cost of about Rs 600 crores. The auspicious time for its inauguration has been taken out on 17th February. The same day is also the birthday of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR).
After the inauguration of the new secretariat building, there will be a big public meeting at Parade Ground in Hyderabad, in which opposition unity will be demonstrated. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao has sent an invitation to Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to attend the function in Telangana on 17 February. It is not yet decided whether Nitish Kumar will participate in it or not. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar had told the media that ‘I don’t know about this program… I am very busy right now, even if I was called, I would not be able to go. Nitish Kumar said that he has a lot of busyness in front of him due to the ‘Samadhan Yatra’ and the budget session of the assembly starting next month.
Nitish Kumar refused to see the rally in Telangana as the beginning of the formation of an alternative non-Congress, non-BJP front, saying it would be in the national interest if all non-NDA parties come together. Referring to KCR’s visit to Patna shortly after breaking the alliance with BJP and forming the new government of ‘Mahagathbandhan’, Nitish Kumar said that he had come to Patna anyway. KCR then met Nitish Kumar as well as RJD President Lalu Prasad. However, Telangana CM KCR has changed the name of his party from ‘Telangana Rashtra Samithi’ to ‘Bharat Rashtra Samithi’. Which is seen as a sign of ambitions in his national politics.