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Left, BSP and UNPA leaders meet to chalk out future strategy

July 23, 2008 10:27 IST
Last Updated: July 23, 2008 10:36 IST

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A day after failing to topple the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government during the trust vote, leaders of the Left parties, the Bahujan Samaj Party and the United National Progressive Alliance met in New Delhi to chalk out their future course of action.

The meeting, held at the residence of BSP supremo Mayawati, was attended by Communist Party of India � Marxist General Secretary Prakash Karat, Communist Party of India leaders A B Bardhan and D Raja, Janata Dal � Secular supremo H D Deve Gowda, Forward Bloc leader G Devrajan, Revolutionary Socialist Party leader Abani Ray, Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh, Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu [Images], Telangana Rashtra Samiti chief K Chandrashekhar Rao, Indian National Lok Dal leader Ajay Chauthala and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha leader Babulal Marandi.

Former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, who left the meeting for a prior engagement, told reporters that the JD-S would "like to strengthen the Third Front in Karnataka."

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Appearing along with Mayawati, Chandrashekhar Rao said that in the coming days, the TRS would work jointly with the BSP.

"We will work together," Rao said before leaving for Hyderabad.

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