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Sharad?s no to third front

india Updated: Jul 03, 2006 01:29 IST

JD(U) NATIONAL president Sharad Yadav on Sunday ruled out formation of a third front. “The political parties are divided into two groups: The NDA and the UPA, and there is no scope for another front,” he said.

“If the UPA Government falls, the country will go for Lok Sabha election. No political front is in a position to form government at Centre on its own,” he said.

A few days back, the senior JD (U) leader and convener of the NDA George Fernandes had given a call for the formation of third front. Fernandes addressed the MISA prisoners along with Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav at a function organised by the Samajwadi Party (SP). Sharad Yadav was in the city to participate in the programme organised by the Apna Dal. Later, talking to media persons, Sharad said that in the current political scenario, there is no place for a third front.

He said that George Fernandes would never go with Mulayam. “The JD (U) has planned to launch an agitation movement against State Government and George will participate in the party programme. George shared the platform with
Mulayam since SP chief invited him to the MISA prisoners’ programme,” he said.

Reacting to the Mulayam’s statement that all the socialist leaders should come on a single platform, Sharad said that first of all CM should clarify what type of socialism he believes in. His government was not working according to the socialist ideology.

“The JD (U) and the Apna Dal alliance will raise an anti-SP and anti-BSP alliance in UP. We will present an alternative before the people who want to get rid of the caste-based political parties,” he said. He blamed the Union Government for the hike in prices of essential commodities. “A conference of all the Chief Ministers should be held to discuss the measures to check the price hike,” he said.