Amid talk of formation of another front comprising non-Congress and non-BJP parties, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Monday said efforts were on to form a 'federal front' of like-minded parties.
"We are not for third front or fourth front. We are for a federal front.... We are in the making of a federal front," BJD leader B Mahtab said outside Parliament.
Asked to elaborate, Mahtab said, "Federal front, which recognises the view of every state and state leadership. Any party which supports the federal character of the country will be part of the front."
He said currently more powers were in the hands of the central government.
On whether Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik will lead the front, he said, "That can be said only by Patnaik himself. But we have not reached that stage. There are certain parties for early polls and there are also some parties who are not in favour of early polls."
About BJD’s view on early Lok Sabha polls, he said, "We have not discussed it yet.”