K Chandrasekhar Rao, the chief minister of Telangana, will visit Nitish Kumar, the chief minister of Bihar, in Patna on Wednesday to discuss the prospect of establishing a non-BJP coalition of like-minded parties to defeat the Narendra Modi-led NDA in the forthcoming general elections.
The two are both looking toward the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. According to reports, Rao, also known as “KCR,” is expected to arrive in Patna on Wednesday morning.
He will then hand out ex-gratia checks to the family members of the 12 laborers who were killed in a sleep-inducing fire in Hyderabad, where they were living on a small upper floor of a crowded building.
KCR, the leader of the Telangana Rashtra Samiti, is expected to play the nationalism card as well since he will be providing compensation checks to the families of soldiers who lost their lives during the standoff with Chinese forces in the Galwan Valley of Ladakh.
After that, Nitish Kumar, whose popularity in the anti-BJP movement has soared since his ground-breaking resignation from the NDA earlier this month, is slated to have lunch with the Telangana chief minister.
Neeraj Kumar, an MLC and primary spokesman for the JD(U), the party to which the Bihar chief minister belongs, said that “there would be solidarity between the south and the north for defeating the BJP.”
“Without a doubt, KCR is a well-known southern politician and a crucial opponent of the BJP. On the other hand, the opposition sees fresh hope in Nitish Kumar. The two leaders’ meeting will undoubtedly impact the country, ” he said.
The sentiments of the JD(U) leader were shared by RJD national vice president Shivanand Tiwary, whose party has smoothly transitioned from being the chief minister’s adamant foe to an enthusiastic supporter.
“Certainly crucial will be KCR and Nitish’s meeting. It is crucial for both leaders to work together to bring the opposition together. The greatest blow to the BJP recently has been Nitish’s withdrawal from the NDA “added he.
The JD(Ude )’s facto leader, and longest-serving chief minister of Bihar has long been seen as a possible “secular” challenger to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s charisma.
However, older socialists in his party disagreed with Tiwary, a senior politician who has been involved in politics for 50 years. He said it was “premature to speak about who would be the face of the opposition in 2024.”
“Nitish Kumar and Narendra Modi will be facing off in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. The name Nitish Kumar would be accepted by all opposition parties, “said Shakti Singh Yadav, a spokesman for the RJD.
There is little doubt that Nitish Kumar would raise the tricolor at the Red Fort when the nation celebrates its Independence Day in 2024, according to Mrityunjay Tiwari, another RJD spokesman.
The youthful RJD members’ exhilaration is mainly due to their expectations that Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, presently serving his second term as the Deputy CM, would take over as governor of the state after Kumar retires to play another inning in national politics.
Meanwhile, the BJP, which is still smarting from the Bihar fiasco and making a great effort to make itself heard in Telangana politics, responded with the expected unease. According to senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, the meeting between KCR and Nitish Kumar would be a “new comedy performance” put on in the name of opposition unity.
Lalu Prasad, the founder president of the RJD, and the Telangana chief minister, according to Bihar’s former deputy chief minister, were both prone to corruption and dynastic rule.
“Misa Bharti, Lalu Prasad’s own daughter, was unable to win the Lok Sabha elections in 2019. Similar applies to KCR and his daughter Kavitha “Modi, who is attempting to emerge from his political hibernation and capitalize on the present Bihar situation.