Lucknow, Feb 3 IBNS | 6 months ago

Amid speculations of a Third Front, Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav has said there will be no pre-election alliance.


"All these alliances will happen after the polls," he told NDTV channel.

Earlier on Saturday, Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Nitish Kumar and Mulayam Singh Yadav made a pitch for the formation of the Third Front.

In Patna, Kumar said: "We are in talks for the Third Front. We are supporting the initiative of the Left. Both Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be our enemies."

In Lucknow, Yadav said: "After winning Uttar Pradesh, it's time for us to win Delhi."

"We will play a big role in forming the government at the Centre," he said.

On Thursday, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee said only her party can bring a 'poribartan' (change) at the Centre and act as a viable alternative with other parties to keep away both the Congress and the BJP.

Addressing a Martyrs Day rally at the Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata to commemorate July 21, 1993 police firing that had killed her supporters, Banerjee kicked off her Lok Sabha poll campaign saying: "We don't want a government in Delhi that supports and is involved in rioting. We want a government that will bring in a change in the country, that will work for the development of the country, that will work for the betterment of the people."

"Neither BJP nor the Congress is the alternative to each other. It is the TMC that is the new alternative at the Centre as only we can bring in 'paribartan' (change) in the entire India like we did in West Bengal," she said.

(Posted on 04-02-2014)