KCR’s much-touted meeting with Stalin, it appears has ended as a tame draw. Stalin welcomed KCR with effusive warmth, offered him a floral tribute, but did not utter a word about the Federal Front.
If sources are to be believed, he has told KCR that a non-Congress, non-BJP front is simply not workable. He is said to have given the example of the third front government, which had two PMs and barely lasted two years.
In fact, Stalin is already part of the Congress-led UPA front and is on record saying that Rahul Gandhi is a the UPA prime ministerial candidate. In fact, he is the only leader so far who had so openly rooted for Rahul.
Leaders like Mamta, Mayawati and Akhilesh have negatived the proposal. Mamta had even said that the leader of the non-BJP alliance would be decided after the poll results are out.
So, at the end of the day, a futile visit to Chennai for KCR. He could not even manage to get Stalin on board for a joint press meet.