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Neither BJP nor Congress will come to power in 2014: Nitish Kumar

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013 - 19:01

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday claimed that neither the BJP nor the Congress would get a majority in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, while also dismissing the possibility of emergence of a Third Front.

"In such a condition parties opposed to Congress and BJP holds importance," Kumar told reporters here.

Asked about a Third Front, he replied "Where is the Third Front? No such front has arisen yet."

Hinting that an alliance of parties opposed to the Congress and BJP might take place after the polls, he said "when time comes we will take a decision.

"We (JD-U) have not spared any thought to it as we are focusing on our state," he said.

About his chance of becoming Prime Minister, he said the question had no relevance.

A rally against communalism in Delhi on October 30 in which 14 parties including JD(U), Samajwadi Party, Left parties and JDS had participated, triggered speculation about formation of a Third Front for the parliamentary elections.

Nitish Kumar and SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav were the main speakers at the meet.

There was speculation of JD(U) oscillating between Congress and the possibility of emergence of a Third Front.

A section of Congress leaders wanted an alliance with the JD(U) instead of joining hands with jailed RJD president Lalu Prasad and LJP chief Ramvilas Paswan.

Four Congress MLAs in Bihar had voted for the Kumar government during a confidence motion after the split with the BJP.

First Published: Monday, November 18, 2013 - 19:01
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