JD(U): PM post no stumbling block in forming third front

The party will step up efforts to unite the parties which participated in the October 30 anti-communalism convention last year and the February 5 meeting.

New Delhi | Published:February 9, 2014 1:23 am

While ruling out the possibility of the formation of a government either under the Congress or the BJP after next Lok Sabha polls, JD(U) president Sharad Yadav Saturday said there was nothing new about multiple contenders for the prime ministership in the third front.

Briefing the media on deliberations at the two-day meeting of party central office-bearers, state presidents and general secretaries, Yadav said V P Singh, Chandra Shekhar, Devi Lal, R K Hegde and Deve Gowda were all PM candidates, but their conflicting claims did not come in the way of the formation of a third front government. “We formed governments four times,” he said, adding that the BJP could form government only once under the leadership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. “We never announced a PM candidate,” Yadav said. He took a swipe at the BJP by suggesting it could set up a replica of the Red Fort and have its PM sworn in by P A Sangma (its unsuccessful presidential candidate).

He said the BJP had embarked on a “separate track assuming that it can take the cake and eat it too though all of us (opposition parties) had created the present (anti-Congress) atmosphere through our joint efforts”.

Taking exception to the use of the expression “third rate” by BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi, he said he could predict at least one thing — neither Congress, nor BJP will be able to get power at the Centre. The party will step up efforts to unite the parties which participated in the October 30 anti-communalism convention last year and the February 5 meeting here.

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    Sanju
    Feb 8, 2014 at 8:13 pm
    All the loosers of sickular politics cannot flock together as THIRD FRONT and is a good sign for nation...Nation need a sustain leadership of consistent good govenrnance experience and matured personality which NAMO carries with credibility, experience and Nation first commitment for the development to all..
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      Sanju
      Feb 8, 2014 at 8:13 pm
      All the loosers of sickular politics cannot flock together as THIRD FRONT and is a good sign for nation...Nation need a sustain leadership of consistent good govenrnance experience and matured personality which NAMO carries with credibility, experience and Nation first commitment for the development to all..
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        lookman
        Feb 8, 2014 at 9:04 pm
        BAKWAAS, pure BAKWAAS. IF THAT WAS SO, WHERE WAS THE NEED TO BREAK THE ALLIANCE OF 17 YEARS,
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          lookman
          Feb 8, 2014 at 9:04 pm
          BAKWAAS, pure BAKWAAS. IF THAT WAS SO, WHERE WAS THE NEED TO BREAK THE ALLIANCE OF 17 YEARS,
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            sridharan iyer
            Feb 10, 2014 at 4:06 am
            first let jdu get atlest 5 loksabha mps and talk about pm
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