Hyderabad: MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has welcomed the statement of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao that a third front as an alternative to the BJP and the Congress will emerge in the country and said this will have a far-reaching impact.

The Hyderabad MP told reporters on Sunday that the statement by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief would have a far reaching impact on national politics. The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) president hoped that KCR will play a pivotal role in bringing together non-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and non-Congress parties.

Owaisi predicted that the regional parties will have a key role in the formation of the next government at the Centre. He said the country was looking towards regional parties and also towards the parties which could offer an alternative to the BJP and the Congress. The MIM leader said the statement by the TRS chief was encouraging as there is a big vacuum in the country.

"He rightly said people are vexed with the BJP governance and Congress is not becoming a viable alternative nor can it become one," said the MP. Owaisi was all praise for KCR, as the Chief Minister is popularly known, and said the country needs leaders like him and thinking like his. He said KCR struggled and proved himself as a political leader and an efficient Chief Minister. Owaisi said KCR not only proved himself by achieving Telangana state but also proved those wrong who had predicted that Telangana will be a failed state.

"KCR has the capacity, capability and and acceptance. He has given the best governance in Telangana during the last four years and made Telangana a progressive and number one state in the country," said Owaisi. The MP believes KCR also has political sagacity and foresight. "Those who talk of qualitative change in politics and are looking for a change will have to think and come together," he said.

Owaisi declined to speculate on which parties will be part of the proposed front. "Let us not speculate. He has given his idea and I am sure it will appeal to all," he said. "I am insignificant," Owaisi remarked on whether he will be part of the proposed alliance. (IANS)