Third front would emerge after poll results: Ajit Singh

Published on May 10, 2004 01:05 PM IST

Claiming that a third front would emerge after the election results, RLD chief Ajit Singh said his party would support a combination of non-NDA parties to keep the BJP-led coalition away from power.

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Claiming that a third front would emerge after the election results, Rashtriya Lok Dal President Ajit Singh on Monday said his party would support a combination of non-NDA parties to keep the BJP-led coalition away from power.

"Neither Congress nor BJP would be able to garner 300 seats. Those parties which were part of the erstwhile third front would win around 250 seats and a third front would be formed on May 13, the day election results are announced," he told reporters here.

The top priority is not to let the BJP-led government form the next government, he said, adding for this RLD would support any formation of non-NDA parties.

Singh, who is contesting from his traditional Baghpat Lok Sabha constituency, said Congress would play a major role in post-poll scenario.

"There would be consensus in deciding the strategy for formation of the government after the poll outcome," he said.

Coming down heavily on Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, he said "he is not capable of leading the country."

Singh alleged "after the saree incident, Atalji has lost his mental balance. He is talking about retiring, his successor and he is even forgetting names of his party candidates."

He claimed BJP's campaign was centered on one individual and its strategy miserably failed after the Lucknow saree incident which claimed 22 lives.

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