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Third Front Govt will not last for more than 2 years: Mukherjee

Charging the Third Front with bringing "political uncertainty" to the country, the Congress today said even if it managed to form a government, it would not last for more than two years.

india Updated: May 02, 2009 17:23 IST

Charging the Third Front with bringing "political uncertainty" to the country, the Congress on Saturday said even if it managed to form a government, it would not last for more than two years.

"Even if the Third Front managed to form the government, it would not last for more than two years," West Bengal PCC president Pranab Mukherjee said and accused the Left of "dreaming" to take the PM's post with just 60 seats in Parliament.

"This would mean an unnecessary expenditure of Rs 112 crore," he told an election rally.

Mukherjee said over the past 52 years, the Left parties managed to increase their tally from about 20 seats to only 60 seats in Parliament.

They are now dreaming of forming the government and even taking the Prime Minister's post. But a party needs at least 272 seats to form the government. Those who took 52 (years) to reach a tally of only 60 seats...You can imagine how long will it will take for them to muster 272 (seats)," he said.