Bhubaneswar: A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee pushed for a front of regional parties, her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik on Thursday described the proposal as too early.
"About Mamata Banerjee's proposal, it is still early days for the third front in our country... it's early days," Patnaik told reporters replying to a question on the TMC chief's wish to form a front of regional parties.
Patnaik had, however, earlier favoured an alternative front while dubbing the Congress-led UPA as "scam ridden and the BJP-led NDA as "communally tainted."
Mamata had on Wednesday said that if the regional chief ministers can sit together for the future of the country, she would be very happy.
"If the regional Chief Ministers can sit together for the future of the country, I will be very happy. India should run from different parts of the country. We have already decided on federal front. I think states should be more powerful," she said.