UPA can form next government with Left support: Pranab

April 5th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee Sunday did not rule out the possibility of the party-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) forming the next government with the support of the Left parties, saying “everything is possible”.
“I am not an astrologer, I cannot predict what is going to happen. In the realm of politics everything is possible,” Mukherjee told reporters here in response to questions about the Congress’ relations with the Left.

The external affairs minister was speaking after the release of a Congress party document titled ‘30 years of Left front rule in West Bengal: A development report card’.

Mukherjee said the Congress did not have any (pre-poll) truck with the Communist Party of India-Marxist in the past but added it had a tie-up with small Left parties in the past elections.

Asked about the newly-created Third Front stewarded by the Left parties, Mukherjee said: “My conviction is that having limited number of seats and very little presence at the national level; and being unable to project a prime ministerial candidate, they don’t have national impact.”

He added: “They are like six characters in a play in search of one playwright.”

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