The CPI(M) on Saturday expressed optimism over a Third Front emerging “soon” in the country to give the people an alternative.
“Third Front will soon emerge in the country as an alternative to the people as neither the Congress nor BJP is going to get majority in the next Lok Sabha elections,” said the party’s Polit Bureau member Sitaram Yechury here.
To a query, Mr. Yechury said the Samajwadi Party would be a major part of a Third Front and the front’s “revival programme” would be completed before the Budget session of Parliament. The Third Front, he added, would launch an awareness campaign from Mumbai, Kanyakumari, Amritsar and Kolkata, while a meeting is scheduled on March 19 at New Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan.
On FDI, Mr. Yechury said the CPI(M) would continue to oppose it though Parliament had passed the Bill.
“During NDA regime, Congress had supported us on FDI. Now the BJP is with us,” he said, taking a dig at the two parties’ “political opportunism”. - PTI