Mulayam is third front’s PM candidate
The UNPA unveiles its roadmap to New Delhi, endorsing its chairman Mulayam Singh Yadav as the prime ministerial candidate, reports Haidar Naqvi.Updated: Feb 19, 2008 02:26 IST
The United National Progressive Alliance on Monday unveiled its roadmap to New Delhi, endorsing its chairman Mulayam Singh Yadav as the prime ministerial candidate.
The UNPA leaders said the Centre was within their reach and the front would gain nothing less than 100 seats in coming Lok Sabha elections. “We have stirred the national political scene and the UNPA will make the government led by Mulayam Singh Yadav,” Telugu Desam Party chief Chandra Babu Naidu said.
The leaders accompanied Mulayam, the former UP chief minister, to address maha rallies across the country to champion the cause of farmers.
The leaders predicted a larger role for the UNPA in national politics and asserted the coming polls would show that they were not used up cartridges, a perception the political rivals are vigorously pushing.
Addressing a large gathering at the Numaish Maidan, Mulayam said all the UNPA allies are surging in their respective states.
“The kind of consolidation we see will facilitate increase in our tally. Uttar Pradesh alone will give us the maximum seats. The UNPA will come out stronger in Lok Sabha polls.”
“The people are feeling cheated and robbed. The farmers have been made false promises. The UNPA will continue to fight for their rights and it will pressure the Centre to waive loans taken by all the farmers,” he said.