BJP's Jaitley trashes third front idea

A day after an anti-communalism convention attended by 14 regional parties, the BJP scoffed at the idea of Third Front, describing it as “a failed idea.”

“Any talk of the Third Front is an exercise in futility. The third front is a failed idea. The third front governments are detrimental to governance. No single group in the purported third front can hope to win even 25-30 seats in the Lok Sabha. Who will anchor the Third Front? An unstable anchor can never provide a stable government particularly at a time when the people want stability in governance to rebuild the economy and the nation,” Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley wrote in an article, “Reflections on anti-communalism Convention”.

The Left-anchored meet was purported to provide a common platform to non-Congress and non-BJP parties ahead of the 2014 elections.

Commenting that these parties change their principle according to convenience, Jaitley stated that many of the parties which shared the dais on Wednesday in the national capital were with the NDA earlier, hinting at the JD-U, TDP and the DMK.  “The third front has too many contradictions,” Jaitley said.

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