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Updated: February 2, 2014 10:43 IST

New front likely this month

    B. Muralidhar Reddy
    Anita Joshua
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Key constituents of non-Congress, non-BJP platform to meet

A non-Congress, non-BJP platform, an endeavour of the Left parties, is likely to take shape in mid-February, with key constituents of the grouping, including some members of the fractured Janata Parivar, scheduled to meet in the national capital on Wednesday.

Leaders of the Samajwadi Party, the Janata Dal (United), the Janata Dal (Secular), the Biju Janata Dal, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the four Left parties could address a joint press conference to signal their willingness to explore an alternative to the Congress and the BJP.

For the past few days, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh have been talking of stitching together a non-Congress, non-BJP front. In their view, such a grouping has the potential to be a viable alternative in the post-election scenario.

But, in view of the general aversion among the increasingly urbanising electorate for a “third front” because of the botched National Front and United Front experiments, these parties are consciously avoiding the “much-maligned” formulation. Leaders of three of the major parties spoke on Saturday of the emerging contours in different parts of the country. While Mr. Mulayam Singh asserted in Lucknow that his party would play a key role in government formation at the Centre, Mr. Nitish Kumar said in Patna that leaders of parties opposed to the Congress and the BJP would be meeting to discuss the formation of a new bloc of like-minded parties in Parliament.

The former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) president H.D. Deve Gowda said there was every possibility of non-Congress and non-BJP parties coming together ahead of the election. Two meetings are scheduled for the next 10 days, he said.

In October, the Left had succeeded in bringing together 14 parties — mostly regional — to chalk out a programme to take on what they called communal forces.

On the key question who would be the prime ministerial candidate of such a grouping — particularly considering that the AIADMK has already staked claim saying that the country has never had a premier from Tamil Nadu — JD(S) secretary general Danish Ali said: “India is a parliamentary democracy and we will follow that. People will elect their representatives to Parliament and the Prime Minister will be decided post-poll.”

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Assumption of leaders on the flip side of losing the local elections
in each of the states, and can still develop so called the opposition
party. On the longer run, can India get an Bipartisanship politics,
However It also has lot of issues, and power struggle is intense,
however, most of the agendas, for uplifting of the nation may become
common agenda, and never stalled for few beneficiaries.
Admittedly, many political leaders enjoying the domicile advantage get
evicted in the national agendas. In recent past,India is compared to
its pluralism, and that bi partisan is almost impossible, and some
semblance of the parliamentary bloc, with the waning ideas of
communist party is in its inception itself is contrary to the belief
of the people.
In conclusion, Instead of having agendas of anti communal, non
congress , Can the Third front be the other side of the congress, and
a strong opposition,that can accommodate democracy, removing fringe
elements and named "Progressive Congress".

from:  Krishna G
Posted on: Feb 2, 2014 at 18:30 IST

Einstein has defined insanity this way : "Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results".

It is insane to expect sanity from the Indian politicians. But I expect so from the common Indians.

from:  Biman Roy
Posted on: Feb 2, 2014 at 11:55 IST

I find it very amusing and absolutely laughable that every time there
is an election, minnow parties start contemplating on forming a third
front which has no place in Indian politics. No matter how fractured
the result would be, no matter the parliament would be hung since
people would be inclined to AAP and that could spice things a bit,
this so called third front will taste the bitter setback. People cast
their vote in general elections on different lines than they do in
state elections. Talking about the third front , they lack the
consensus and come from a background where back door manoeuvring and
devious plans are chalked out to win elections and most importantly
this is hardly the time to form any other front,, elections are at
hand. these petty parties who have ulterior motive to create chaos and
confusion in the country will be lost forever after this elections ,
they must realise the fact that work done at 11th hour is doomed to
fail.This talk of 3rd front is trivial..

from:  neeraj bhatt
Posted on: Feb 2, 2014 at 11:02 IST

In such Fronts everybody is interested to become PM, hence they are failure. Better these leaders, before forming such a front decide as to who will be PM and if everybody is interested to become PM, then they can do so after a fixed interval means by rotation. If this is decided/agreed in advance then only such a front will be successful, otherwise such exercise will be a failure always.

from:  satyanarayan
Posted on: Feb 2, 2014 at 11:00 IST

India is a Democratic Country, and it is not run with the ideology of
the communist leaders, and it cannot be dictated by the churches,
temples and other religious fronts. Uniting or consolidating the vote
banks seems to be the clearer agenda in these formations and nothing
seems to be more than that. Disgruntled voters due to non performance,
is an opportunity to succeed in future for any parties.
It is sincere efforts to gain the anti-incumbency vote share of
congress,warning:Common Man,already taken this position.
Third Front, Should have its parliamentary members board, selection
board, united policy & Governance, vision & mission, a Symbol, federal
& State agenda,Internal caucus,entry barriers minimized,etc. While
doing this CPI may get wiped out, but its leaders with taste of
democracy can be part of the formidable force. On the other hand, the
bipartisanship,has its issues as well,Nevertheless,National Growth is
higher,Common Goals can be achieved without fringes, as it is now

from:  Meruseedhan Vikeil
Posted on: Feb 2, 2014 at 10:41 IST
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