Hitting out at the BJP, Yadav, the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister praised Rao's efforts and said only the regional parties could "stop" the saffron party which has "not fulfilled" its promises in the past four years of its rule.
The country has not achieved progress as it should have in comparison with other countries, Yadav said.
Akhilesh, who was visiting Hyderabad for discussions with Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) on the formation of a federal front as a third alternative at the national level, said it was time for regional parties to come together to defeat "communal forces". "Qualitative change can not be achieved through the alliance of a couple of leaders or political parties but only through the collective effort of all".
To strengthen the party in Telangana, Dr Laxman said a "Bus Yatra" would be undertaken in the state in June. Telangana CM Rao, however, said nobody was an untouchable for the proposed federal front.
We don't declare anybody as untouchable.
So far, Rao has met DMK chief M. Karunanidhi and his son Stalin, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, Chhattisgarh Janata Congress supremo Ajit Kumar Jogi and Janata Dal (Secular) leader H.D. Deve Gowda.
"This is a beginning of our discussions, we are making an effort to bring qualitative change in the country.Unless there is a quantum jump of things &structural changes made you can not change the routine", said KCR. "It has run out of time and can not fulfil any of its promises", Akhilesh said. Akhilesh described the Telangana chief minister as someone who the people of the state had completely trusted. UP leader Akhileksh Yadav flew to Hyderabad to meet KCR yesterday and discussed about various topics. "Thus, we made a good beginning in UP". Then, KCR explained to the SP leader about his vision to get more powers to States from Centre, by uniting all regional parties.
Is this new front in making keen to include the Congress or not is something that needs to be seen.
"We will join hands with whoever comes to sail with the Front to improve the lives of people in the country".