Federal Front

  • Open Mike: Is a Federal Front a desirable option to lead India? April 29, 2014

    West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banarjee said that a Federal Front government will be formed at the Centre after the elections. In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Swabhumi in Kolkata and accesses views of the city's...
  • Mulayam campaigns in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar, hints at his PM ambition April 6, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: Even as a proposed Third Front led by the Left met an embarrassing end, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh is confident that a non-Congress, non-BJP front will form the government at Centre after the general elections. In his first ever visit to Muzaffarnagar after communal violence claimed over 60 lives...
  • Federal front will corner more than 100 LS seats: Trinamool Congress April 4, 2014

    A senior Trinamool Congress party leader said on Friday that the 'Federal Front', which is much different from the Third Front, would corner more than 100 seats after the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. "No government will be formed in Delhi without the support of Trinamool," All India Trinamool Congress Party national...
  • Federal front will corner more than 100 LS seats: Trinamool Congress April 4, 2014

    A senior Trinamool Congress party leader said on Friday that the 'Federal Front', which is much different from the Third Front, would corner more than 100 seats after the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. "No government will be formed in Delhi without the support of Trinamool," All India Trinamool Congress Party national...
  • A day after ending ties with the Left, Jaya calls up Mamata: sources March 7, 2014

    Chennai: A day after AIADMK chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa snapped her pre-poll alliance with the Left Front, sources have told CNN-IBN that she called West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and wished her for the coming Lok Sabha polls. Mamata had told CNN-IBN...
  • Derek O'Brien's blog: Federal Front: An idea whose time has come February 21, 2014

    Earlier this month, 11 parties met in Delhi for a private chat. Right after the meeting, the voluble and silvertongued representative of the CPI(M) came out, addressed the media and began spinning a story about the birth of the Third Front. By the evening, two of the 11 parties themselves...
  • 60 seats for Congress, 150 for BJP in LS polls, predicts Mamata February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: According to Mamata Banerjee, the Congress will scrape just about 60 seats in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections while the principal opposition Bharatiya Janata Party will manage 150 seats. In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN, the West Bengal Chief Minister announced that a nonUPA, nonNDA federal front will form...
  • Mamata woos YSR Congress, calls Jagan Reddy's mother to seek support for a federal front July 7, 2013

    Hyderabad: Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister on Sunday called up YSR Congress Party Honorary President and mother of Jagan Mohan Reddy YS Vijayamma to seek support for a nonCongress, nonBJP federal front. Vijayamma is positive towards the idea of the federal front. "The West Bengal Chief Minister talked...
  • The Last Word: How credible is the talk of a Federal Front? June 13, 2013

    Ever since the nearcollapse of the BJPJDU ties post the promotion of Gujarat CM Narendra Modi as 2014 campaign incharge, talks of a Third Front have grown louder. ...
  • Too early for federal front: BJD on Mamata's remark September 27, 2012

    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...