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No room for a third front in India: BJP
April 24, 2007 17:17 IST
The Indian polity has become "by and large bipolar" and there was no room for a "third front" in the country at the moment, the Bharatiya Janata Party said on Tuesday.
"There are only two alliances in the country -- National Democratic Alliance and United Progressive Alliance. There is no scope for a third front," BJP deputy leader in Rajya Sabha Sushma Swaraj told reporters in Lucknow when asked
She also poo-poohed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav's attempt to "rope in Chandrababu Naidu and Jayalalithaa from far south" for what she described as "bailing him out," saying that these leaders had "no impact on the voters here."
Making an appeal to the electorate of the state not to "repeat a Bihar" in UP, Swaraj claimed that the BJP would be able to secure an absolute majority in the polls.
She ruled out any possibility of joining hands with either the Bahujan Samaj Party or the Samajwadi Party in the event of a hung Assembly after the elections.
Swaraj criticised Congress Member of Parlaiment Rahul Gandhi for "singing paeans of his family" and added that his remarks had "landed the Congress in difficulty."
The Congress was "nowhere in the fray" in the state, the BJP leader said.