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Telangana: Congress, TDP, CPI form grand alliance against TRS; call for President’s rule

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HYDERABAD: In a major development on Tuesday night, Congress, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) joined hands to form a grand alliance to take on the ruling the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in the upcoming Telangana Assembly elections. Showing a united front, the parties demanded President`s rule in the state until the Assembly polls.

A group of senior political leaders from four Opposition parties – the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the Congress, the Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) – met Governor ESL Narasimhan on Tuesday.

According to a senior Congress leader, the alliance will be in line for a United Opposition ahead of 2019 general elections.