CPI confident of forming govt. at Centre: Raja

May 14th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja on Thursday exuded confidence about the Third Front forming an alternative government at the Centre, and said the Front would neither support the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government nor the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

“We are confident that we will be in a position to form an alternative government. We will not support a Congress-led government at the Centre and we will also not allow BJP to take advantage of any situation,” D. Raja told reporters here.

Raja dismissed the exit polls as speculation, and said the actual situation will emerge only after the 16th May results.

“The Left had appealed to the people to vote for an alternative secular government at the Centre and an alternative non-BJP non-Congress government. I think people have given that support. It will be known on the 16th,” he added.

The CPI leader also expressed confidence that new parties would join them in future.

“There are great possibilities of a new alignment being forged after counting of votes. It is expected that new forces will join us, but it is not the time to identify them. You leave it to the parties,”Raja said.

When asked about the meeting between BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Lal Krishna Advani and US Charge d’Affairs Peter Burleigh on Wednesday, Raja said no external power should try to interfere in political affairs of the country. (ANI)

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