Advani dismisses idea of a Third Front governmentApril 3rd, 2009 - 8:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 3 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Lal Krishna Advani on Friday dismissed the idea of a Third Front government.
Advani claimed that the main battle was between the Congress and the BJP.
“There is no scope for a Third Front government, which does not have the support of the BJP or the Congress. It is a farcical illusion in the minds of people,” he told reporters on the sidelines of party’s manifesto-release function.
Advani claimed that the Congress was facing a sad situation as its allies were leaving it one by one.
“This was because after the Left parties abandoned it, the Samajwadi Party (SP) has also parted company so also Lalu Prasad’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), besides the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), and earlier the TRS had left it,” he added.
The BJP leader also defended his statement challenging Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi for a live debate on television.
“Anything which helps to communicate with the electorate should not be objected to and if it leads to a two- party system, it is all better,” he added. (ANI)
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