DMK president MK Stalin while meeting with Telangana Chief Minister KCR. (ANI Photo)
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin on Tuesday said that there were no chances of a “third front” without the Congress or the BJP post the Lok Sabha elections, but kept the doors for himself open by saying that a final decision will be taken only after the May 23.
When asked about the possibility of a “third front” without the BJP and the Congress, the DMK president said, “It doesn’t seem to me that there is a chance for that. However, that will be decided only after counting on May 23.
Stalin’s remarks come a day after TRS president and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekara Rao, who has been pushing for a non-Congress, non-BJP federal front of regional parties, called on the DMK chief in Chennai.
Stalin, also Tamil Nadu Leader of Opposition, said Rao had not visited the state for forging alliances and it was a courtesy meeting as the latter was in the state to visit some temples.
“He did not come to form alliances. He came to Tamil Nadu to offer prayers in various temples and on that basis, sought an appointment with me for a courtesy call. That is all,” he told reporters.
DMK President MK Stalin on his meeting with TRS leader & Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao: He did not come to Tamil Nadu to form fronts. He came to visit temples. He wanted to meet me. It was a courtesy visit. (file pics) pic.twitter.com/hz9fQnA9zf— ANI (@ANI) May 14, 2019
Earlier, the Telangana chief minister had visited the Sri Ranganatha Temple at Srirangam before meeting Stalin. According to some reports, Stalin had even suggested KCR to back the Congress-led UPA after the Lok Sabha elections.