'Third Front' will break up after LS polls: BJP
BJP said the 'Third Front' would 'breakup' after the Lok Sabha elections and the split would only 'add strength' to the party in forming the government at the Centre.india Updated: Mar 12, 2009 17:00 IST
BJP on Thursday said the 'Third Front' would 'breakup' after the Lok Sabha elections and the split would only 'add strength' to the party in forming the government at the Centre.
"The proposed formation of 'Third Front' by certain political parties will split after the election results. Some parties from that will come to us and support directly or indirectly. This will only add strength and advantage to BJP for coming to power",BJP National Secretary S Thirunavukarasar told reporters in Chennai.
He claimed that the 'Third Front' cannot form a government on its own without the support of either BJP or Congress.
Thirunavukarasar said BJP had postponed its meeting to announce the list of candidates for Tamil Nadu. "Since senior leaders such as Venkiah Naidu and Ravi Shankar Prasad were unable to come in Chennai for certain reasons, the meeting has been postponed. It will be held during this month-end", he added.
While asserting that BJP-led alliance would form the government at the Centre, Thirunavukarasar said his party would take steps to prevail upon the Sri Lankan government to ensure ceasefire in the island nation and bring about a 'sustained solution' to the Lankan Tamils issue.
On BJP's possible alliance in Tamil Nadu for the Lok Sabha polls, he said discussions with several parties were on and a clear picture (about alliance) would emerge once it is completed.
First Published: Mar 12, 2009 16:58 IST