Federal Front Indian electoral alliance

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Federal Front
Political positionCentre-left
Seats in Lok Sabha
34 / 543
Seats in Rajya Sabha
25 / 245
Seats in 
Number of states and union territories in government
3 / 31

The Federal Front is an Indian political alliance of regional parties formed in the run-up to the 2019 general election led by Mamata Banerjee's All India Trinamool Congress[1][2][3][4][5][6] and K. Chandrashekar Rao's Telangana Rashtra Samithi.[7][8][9][10]


A united "Federal Front" of regional parties was proposed in March 2018 by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao.[11] Talks and discussions among the parties concluded in the United India rally, held on 19 January 2019, in Kolkata, West Bengal.[12] Among the leaders gathered were the sitting Chief Ministers H.D. Kumaraswamy of Karnataka, Arvind Kejriwal of Delhi, and N. Chandrababu Naidu of Andhra Pradesh, in addition to the organizer, Mamata Banerjee of West Bengal.[5] Also in attendance were former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda, former Chief Ministers Akhilesh Yadav of Uttar Pradesh, Sharad Pawar of Maharashtra, Omar Abdullah and Farooq Abdullah of Jammu and Kashmir, and Gegong Apang of Arunachal Pradesh.[5]

AICC President Rahul Gandhi failed to attend a United India opposition rally, but sent Leader of the Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge as his emissary.[13][14] Telangana Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao did not attend the mega rally since Indian National Congress was part of it.[15]

Current members

Party Abbreviation MPs in Lok Sabha MPs in Rajya Sabha Base State
All India Trinamool Congress AITC 21 13 National Party
Telangana Rashtra Samithi TRS 9 7 Telangana
Telugu Desam Party TDP 3 1 Andhra Pradesh
Aam Aadmi Party AAP 1 3 Delhi
Rashtriya Lok Dal RLD 0 0 Uttar Pradesh
Gorkha National Liberation Front GNLF 0 0 West Bengal
Loktantrik Janata Dal LJD 0 1 Bihar
Total 34 25 India

List of current Federal Front governments

S.No State/UT Chief Minister Seats in Assembly

Last election

Name Party Since
1 West Bengal Mamata Banerjee AITC 20 May 2011 214/294 16 May 2016
2 Telangana K. Chandrashekar Rao TRS 2 June 2014


7 December 2018
3 Delhi Arvind Kejriwal AAP 7 February 2015 62/70 8 February 2020

See also


  1. ^ "Federal Front on lips, Mamata Banerjee kicks off 2019 campaign - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  2. ^ Team, BS Web (27 March 2018). "Mission 'federal front': Mamata hates BJP, but doesn't love Congress either". Business Standard India. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  3. ^ Khanna, Pretika (27 March 2018). "Mamata Banerjee meets opposition parties to build anti-BJP alliance". Live Mint. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Have Around 120 Leaders With Me, Will Form Federal Front After 2019 Polls If Required: KCR". News18. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  5. ^ a b c KolkataJanuary 19, Indrajit Kundu; January 19, 2019UPDATED; Ist, 2019 00:23. "Stage set for Mamata's grand anti-Modi rally minus Rahul Gandhi and the Left". India Today. Retrieved 19 January 2019.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  6. ^ "United India Rally Highlights: Top Leaders Reach Kolkata". NDTV.com. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  7. ^ Reddy, R. Ravikanth (21 March 2019). "Federal front will become a reality after the election: K.T. Rama Rao". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  8. ^ Dayashankar, K. m (1 April 2019). "Federal Front will rule the country, says Chief Minister". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  9. ^ "KCR bats for federal front". Business Standard India. Press Trust of India. 18 March 2019. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  10. ^ "KTR says YSRC chief Jagan will be part of Federal Front". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  11. ^ Singh, Shiv Sahay (19 March 2018). "Mamata, KCR move to form federal front". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  12. ^ "TMC rally Live - Mahagathbandhan in Kolkata attacks Modi; 'wah kya scene hai', he responds from Silvassa | India News". www.timesnownews.com. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Mamata rally: Rahul deputes Kharge, Singhvi to send out 'united India' message - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  14. ^ Rohit Kumar, Singh (23 January 2019). "Cracks in Bihar mahagathbandhan, RJD-Congress seat sharing talks hit road block". India Today. India Today. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  15. ^ "'Can't share dais with Congress': KCR to skip Mamata Banerjee's rally". Times of India. 19 January 2019.
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