In the first direct attack on the RJD and LJP, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday claimed that the leaders had formed the ‘Fourth Front´ with “an eye on the chair” and were critical of her party though they were sharing power with it at the Centre.
“These days it has become fashionable to launch fronts. Third Front, Fourth Front, there can be many more coming. All these fronts are formed with an eye on the chair, nothing else,” she said addressing an election meeting in Jamui, in Bihar.
“Several such fronts were born in the past and faded away. Do any of these fronts have the guts to fight communalism, poverty and terror? Have they been able to ever open a front like the Congress against these menaces? These fronts have no vision for running governments,” she said.
“They share power with the Congress and also criticise it. There are as many leaders as there are parties. And, as many candidates for prime ministership,” she said, in an apparent reference to RJD chief Lalu Prasad and LJP president Ramvilas Paswan’s prime ministerial ambitions.
“The country cannot run like this. Manmohan Singh is one PM who is capable, experienced and a visionary. He has the ability to take all sections together to provide stability to the government,” Sonia said.