Congress will work towards a stable, secular and cohesive government at the Centre, senior party leader Jairam Ramesh said on Tuesday but stopped short of giving a clear reply whether the party will support a Third Front in the wake of a fractured electoral mandate.
CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat on Saturday said efforts to present a non-Congress and non-BJP secular alternative to the people of the country will be made after the results of the Lok Sabha elections.
Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader Danish Ali on Tuesday said there was nothing wrong with the Trinamool Congress (TMC) being a part of a proposed Third Front that would include Left Front parties to prevent the BJP-led NDA from forming a government under the leadership of Narendra Modi.
Days after Union Minister Salman Khurshid said Congress could consider extending support to the Third Front form the government after the Lok Sabha elections, a report said the party`s leadership is not pleased with the idea.
Claiming that NDA would get a clear majority in the Lok Sabha elections, BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar has said Third Front exists only in media reports and that the idea is riddled with inherent contradictions.
Union Minister and senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said here that he was not in favour of his party extending support to the third front from outside, rather he wanted the party to be a part of the government.