Federal Front

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Federal Front
PresidentMamata Banerjee
ChairpersonK. Chandrashekar Rao
SecretaryArvind Kejriwal
IdeologyBig tent
Liberal socialism[1]
Civic nationalism[2]
Economic liberalism[6]
Political positionCentre-left
ColoursLime Green
ECI StatusProposed Alliance
Seats in Lok Sabha
35 / 543
Seats in Rajya Sabha
33 / 245
Seats in Indian States and Union Territories
West Bengal Legislative Assembly
220 / 294

Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly
111 / 403

Telangana Legislative Assembly
103 / 119

Delhi Legislative Assembly
62 / 70

Punjab Legislative Assembly
92 / 117

Meghalaya Legislative Assembly
12 / 60

Goa Legislative Assembly
2 / 40

Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly
1 / 60
Number of states and union territories in government
4 / 31

The Federal Front (FF) 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,[10][11][12][13][14][15] K. Chandrashekar Rao's Telangana Rashtra Samithi[16][17][18][19] and Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party.


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.[20] Talks and discussions among the parties concluded in the United India rally, held on 19 January 2019, in Kolkata, West Bengal.[21] Among the leaders gathered were the sitting Chief Ministers H.D. Kumaraswamy of Karnataka, Arvind Kejriwal of Delhi, in addition to the organizer, Mamata Banerjee of West Bengal.[14] Also in attendance were former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda, former Chief Ministers Akhilesh Yadav of Uttar Pradesh, MK Stalin of Tamil Nadu, Sharad Pawar of Maharashtra, Omar Abdullah and Farooq Abdullah of Jammu and Kashmir, and Gegong Apang of Arunachal Pradesh.[14]

AICC President Rahul Gandhi failed to attend a United India opposition rally, but sent Leader of the Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge as his emissary.[22][23] Telangana Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao did not attend the mega rally since Indian National Congress was part of it.[24]


Current members[edit]

Party Abbreviation MPs in Lok Sabha MPs in Rajya Sabha MLAs Base State
All India Trinamool Congress AITC 23/543 13/245 234/4,036 National Party
Aam Aadmi Party AAP 0/543 10/245 156/4,036 Delhi
Telangana Rashtra Samithi TRS 9/543 7/245 103/4,036 Telangana
Samajwadi Party SP 3/543 3/245 111/4,036 Uttar Pradesh
Total 35/543 33/245 604/4,036 India

List of Federal Front governments[edit]

S.No State/UT Chief Minister Seats in Assembly

Last election

Name Party Since
1 West Bengal Mamata Banerjee AITC 20 May 2011
221 / 294
2 May 2021
2 Telangana K. Chandrashekar Rao TRS 2 June 2014
103 / 119
7 December 2018
3 Delhi Arvind Kejriwal AAP 7 February 2015
62 / 70
8 February 2020
4 Punjab Bhagwant Mann 16 March 2022
92 / 117
10 March 2022

List of Federal Front oppositions[edit]

S.No State/UT Leader of opposition Seats in Assembly Last election
Name Party Since
1 Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav SP 26 March 2022
111 / 403
10 February - 7 March 2022
2 Meghalaya Mukul Sangma AITC 25 November 2021
12 / 60
27 February 2018

See also[edit]


    • Banerjee, Soma (25 December 2013). "Aam Aadmi Party is socialist, not silly, says its policy guru Yogendra Yadav". The Economic Times. Retrieved 23 May 2022.
    • "Is AAP socialist or capitalist, or just pragmatic?". 1 December 2015. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  1. Venkateswarlu, K. (23 April 2004). "Regionalism and sub-regionalism". Frontline. Retrieved 14 September 2020.
  2. "One year of Telangana a mixed bag for KCR". The Tribune. Archived from the original on 21 July 2018. Retrieved 20 July 2018. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), led by Chandrasekhar Rao, took over the reins of the new state amid euphoria and high expectations. ... Blending boldness with populism, KCR has earned the reputation for being a tough task master
  3. "PM only paying lip-service to federalism: TRS". Moneycontrol.com. Archived from the original on 1 April 2019. Retrieved 1 April 2019. We would have believed, we would have hoped that he being former Chief Minister himself would have empowered states much much more because stronger the states, stronger the country; that's true federalism; can't just be federalism for lip-service.
  4. "'BLF to challenge TRS, BJP's neo-liberal agenda'". The Hindu. speakers expressed their firm belief in a Bahujan Left Front (BLF) to bring an end to the pro-liberal economic policies of Telangana Rashtra Samithi government.
  5. "Loktantrik Janata Dal with Sharad Yadav as mentor to be formally launched on May 18". The Financial Express. 16 May 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  6. "What is there in a Name? There is a lot in the Name". velivada. 30 April 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  7. "Sharad Yadav's Show Of Strength With Opposition Parties Tomorrow". NDTV.com. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  8. "Federal Front on lips, Mamata Banerjee kicks off 2019 campaign – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  9. "Mission 'federal front': Mamata hates BJP, but doesn't love Congress either". Business Standard India. 27 March 2018. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  10. Khanna, Pretika (27 March 2018). "Mamata Banerjee meets opposition parties to build anti-BJP alliance". Live Mint. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  11. "Have Around 120 Leaders With Me, Will Form Federal Front After 2019 Polls If Required: KCR". News18. 18 March 2019. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  12. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Kundu, Indrajit (19 January 2019). "Stage set for Mamata's grand anti-Modi rally minus Rahul Gandhi and the Left". India Today. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  13. "United India Rally Highlights: Top Leaders Reach Kolkata". NDTV.com. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  14. 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.
  15. Dayashankar, K. m (1 April 2019). "Federal Front will rule the country, says Chief Minister". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  16. "KCR bats for federal front". Business Standard India. Press Trust of India. 18 March 2019. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  17. "KTR says YSRC chief Jagan will be part of Federal Front". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  18. Singh, Shiv Sahay (19 March 2018). "Mamata, KCR move to form federal front". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  19. "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.
  20. "Mamata rally: Rahul deputes Kharge, Singhvi to send out 'united India' message – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  21. Singh, Rohit Kumar (23 January 2019). "Cracks in Bihar mahagathbandhan, RJD-Congress seat sharing talks hit road block". India Today. India Today. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  22. "'Can't share dais with Congress': KCR to skip Mamata Banerjee's rally". Times of India. 19 January 2019.
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