Zee Media Bureau
Lucknow: Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday expressed hope that a Third Front will be formed after the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Speaking to reporters, the SP chief said, "Third Front will be formed after 2014 polls. Neither Congress nor BJP, it will be the Third Front that will get numbers in 2014 and form the next government."
When questioned as to who will head the Third Front government if it comes to power, Mulayam said, "We have not decided the PM candidate yet. The Third Front will take a call on its PM nominee after the elections."
The SP chief also confirmed that his party is in talks with the Left leaders on the issue.
Mulayam further hinted that he will meet CPM general secretary Prakash Karat soon and hold discussions on the possibilities of formation of a Third Front ahead of 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
“We are holding talks in this regard with Prakash Karatji and AB Bardhanji. Karat ji has invited me to attend the meeting at Talkatora in Delhi on October 30. I and some other like-minded big leaders will attend the meeting," the SP chief said.
Yadav, however, refused to divulge more details of his proposed meeting with the Left leaders.
Mulayam, while addressing a gathering at the Fisher Reserve Forest in Etawah where a lion safari is being set up on Sunday, had said, "The SP has always fought against communal forces and weakened them. Its main struggle is against the BJP."
"We will not let communal forces come to power and will crush such type of forces. Now these forces are misleading people by levelling false allegations against the SP, just to gain political mileage in the Lok Sabha elections. I urge people to support the truth and not get misled by the misinformation campaign launched by these forces," Mulayam, who was accompanied by his son and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, said.
The main opposition party, the BJP, today took a dig at Mulayam Singh for his remarks on the possibility of a Third Front government coming to power after 2014 polls.
BJP vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, "Before every election they present this idea like expired chocolates, we know what happens later."
The SP patriarch, whose extends outside support to the Congress government at the Centre, believes that if SP manages to win nearly 30-35 Lok Sabha seats, he can easily realise his dream of becoming the Prime Minister by cobbling up a new equation with the parties opposed to BJP and Congress.