Agartala, Apr 13 : Tripura chief minister and senior Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Politburo member Manik Sarkar has said that the Third Front efforts have not suffered a setback because of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) refusing to have a seat-sharing deal with the Left parties.
"If seat sharing didn't work out, it does not mean the plan of the nine political parties have been shattered," Sarkar told NDTV channel.
"The understanding at the meeting that took place on February 25 is that before the polls every party would try to gain strength in their respective states. There may be not such an understanding before polls," he told the channel.
Days before the Lok Sabha elections, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's AIADMK decided to break up with the Third Front.