Third Front formation possible only after Lok Sabha polls: Sitaram Yechury

Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, too, has averred that a Third Front could only come together upon conclusion of the general elections.

New Delhi | Published:February 10, 2014 5:51 pm
Sitaram Yechury said their aim was to formulate policies which would bring relief on the economic front. (Express Archive) Sitaram Yechury said their aim was to formulate policies which would bring relief on the economic front. (Express Archive)

Any Third Front alliance would only take shape after the Lok Sabha polls and not in the run up to it, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said on Monday even as heightened activity continues for the forging of such a coalition.

“There is not going to be a (Third) Front prior to Lok Sabha elections… From 1977 till today, whenever there has been an alliance, it has been after the elections, whether it be NDA, or United Front,” Yechury told reporters outside Parliament.

Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, too, has averred that a Third Front could only come together upon conclusion of the general elections.

The above comments have come in reaction to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and the Left leadership’s move to hold a meeting with other leaders today to discuss the possible formation of a non-Congress, non-BJP alliance.

The informal meeting took place at the residence of JD(S) chief and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda.

It was decided at the morning’s discussion that the leaders of 11 non-Congress, non-BJP parties, who had recently come together in Parliament, will hold a formal meeting upon conclusion of the extended winter session to give concrete shape to the “third force”.

Asked if Arvind Kerjriwal’s AAP would be a part of such a front, Yechury said they should first make their stand clear on certain policies and principles which have brought the 11 parties together.

Describing the likely alliance as a “first front”, Yechury said their aim was to formulate policies which would bring relief on the economic front and protect people from communal forces.

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    Chandan Bhowmick
    Feb 10, 2014 at 3:22 pm
    Mulayem will be P M , karat would be HOME MINISTER & MAYABATI would be finance minister of 3rd front along with LALU railway minister .we hope country will prosper
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      Jun 9, 2017 at 5:00 am
      You left out ! Chinese and Pe-stan Muslim terrorist army will be defense of India!
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      Chandan Bhowmick
      Feb 10, 2014 at 3:22 pm
      Mulayem will be P M , karat would be HOME MINISTER & MAYABATI would be finance minister of 3rd front along with LALU railway minister .we hope country will prosper
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        Komal Tanwar
        Feb 12, 2014 at 6:07 am
        Some political parties always wait for the opportunity to take advantage of innocent people like the Third Front
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          Komal Tanwar
          Feb 12, 2014 at 7:30 am
          Third front parties doesn’t have any principle…they watch and try to capture the seats and position to do scams and all
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            Komal Tanwar
            Feb 12, 2014 at 6:15 am
            Third front parties doesn’t have any principle…they watch and try to capture the seats and position to do scams and all.
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              Komal Tanwar
              Feb 12, 2014 at 7:06 am
              Third front will always remain third
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                Komal Tanwar
                Feb 12, 2014 at 7:27 am
                Third front will always remain third
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                  Komal Tanwar
                  Feb 12, 2014 at 7:27 am
                  Third front will always remain third
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