Mayawati never projected herself as PM candidate: Naidu
BSP chief and UP Chief Minister Mayawati never wanted herself to be projected as the prime ministerial candidate on behalf of the Third Front, Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu said.india Updated: Mar 15, 2009 16:14 IST
Bahujan Samaj Party chief and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati never wanted herself to be projected as the prime ministerial candidate on behalf of the Third Front, Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu said in Hyderabad on Sunday.
"It is only the media that sought to project Mayawati as the prime ministerial candidate. The Third Front will name the candidate for Prime Minister's post through consensus after the elections," Chandrababu said.
Reacting to Mayawati's statement that her party would not align with any other party for the forthcoming polls in Uttar Pradesh, the TDP leader pointed out that political parties contested the elections separately and came together after the polls.
"It happened even in 1996, when the first coalition government was formed at the Centre, and later in 1999 and 2004. The same will happen even now. We all will come together after the elections and form an alternative government," Chandrababu asserted.
While parties like the CPI, CPM, TDP, JS (S) and AIADMK have already joined the Third Front, more parties would join after the elections, he said.
First Published: Mar 15, 2009 16:08 IST