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Lok Sabha elections possible before 2014: Mulayam

None  Kolkata, September 13, 2012
First Published: 14:19 IST(13/9/2012) | Last Updated: 14:41 IST(13/9/2012)

Lok Sabha elections could be held before 2014, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said on Friday while declaring he would like to strike equations with like-minded regional parties as the Congress and BJP were weakening.

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"Looking at the current situation it seems that there can be early polls before the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. But I can't say that for sure," Mulayam Singh said at a press conference after the two-day national meeting of the SP here.

Discussing the issue of a possible Third Front, he said the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were becoming weaker each day.

"We would like to maintain good relations with all like-minded regional parties. Both the Congress and BJP are becoming weak and are more bothered about their own confrontations within their parties," he said.

The SP chief also declared that a Third Front would be formed only after the Lok Sabha polls.

A day after senior SP leaders stated that the party had sown the seeds of the Third Front, Mulayam Singh said: "Third Front is always formed only after the Lok Sabha polls after taking stock of the political situation. It is never formed before the polls."

SP general secretary Mohan Singh had said Wednesday that the party had sown the seeds of Third Front and "now they have to be nurtured".


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