Third Front

  • No support to a Third Front government: Congress 15-04-2014 07:47 PM

    Congress on Tuesday dismissed the posssibility of support to a Third Front in forming the next government at the Centre insisting the UPA-III coalition will rule the country after Lok Sabha polls. "We have always been speaking of UPA-III coming to power. We are confident of UPA-III after the polls",...
  • Third Front will form stable government with Cong support: Akhilesh 15-04-2014 02:35 PM

    Stating that democracy has matured in the country, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday claimed that Third Front will form a "stable government" with Congress' support after this Lok Sabha elections. "The way in which election trend appears, BJP will not be able to reach the magic figure...
  • TMC leader Madan Mitra denies existence of third Front 14-04-2014 11:04 PM

    Denying the existence of a third front, senior TMC leader and West Bengal minister Madan Mitra on Monday said a non-BJP and non-Congress prime minister will be selected only after the polls. "There is no third front like alliance in this election. A non-BJP and non-Congress Prime Minister will be...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Jayalalithaa keeps her options open, targets BJP 13-04-2014 04:09 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa may just spring a surprise after the Lok Sabha election results as she hit out on her former ally BJP for the first time ever during a rally on Sunday. The AIADMK after parting ways with the Left was reportedly warming up with...
  • Can India's Antony be its next dark horse Prime Minister?

    Not Worth Another Word |  Sreedhar Pillai
    Let me say this, I barely know AK Antony except that we both hail from 'God's Own Country', the little piece of beautiful land on...

  • Can India's Antony be its next dark horse Prime Minister?

    Not Worth Another Word |  Sreedhar Pillai
    Let me say this, I barely know AK Antony except that we both hail from 'God's Own Country', the little piece of beautiful land on...

  • Mulayam defends government on riots on first visit to Muzaffarnagar 06-04-2014 04:37 PM

    Visiting Muzaffarnagar for the first time since the deadly communal riots seven months ago, ruling SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday reached out to Muslims and claimed Rs 115-crore assistance was given to victims unlike in Gujarat where "not a single rupee" was spent by Narendra Modi for 2002...
  • Mulayam campaigns in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar, hints at his PM ambition 06-04-2014 01:58 PM

    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...
  • Third Front government will be formed at Centre after LS polls: Mulayam Singh Yadav 01-04-2014 11:05 PM

    Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav claimed here on Tuesday that after the general elections, a Third Front goverment would be formed with the help of his party. "After the elections, only a Third Front government would come to power at the Centre and that too with the help of...
  • Brinda, Nitish to campaign for Gujarat's 'Third Front' 01-04-2014 09:29 PM

    Ahmedabad: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's arch rival and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, CPM's Brinda Karat, Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav and Samajwadi Party's Jaya Bachchan plan to campaign in favour of the 'Third Front' in Gujarat, sources said on Tuesday. "Nitish Kumar is likely to campaign...
  • Naveen Patnaik hints at the formation of Third Front post polls 31-03-2014 10:47 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal chief and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has hinted at forming a Third Front after the elections. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Patnaik said he was confident of the BJD doing well in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Following is the transcript of the interview: Jajati Karan: What...
  • Was a mistake to form a third front before elections: CPI's AB Bardhan 16-03-2014 11:18 AM

    New Delhi: Former CPI general secretary AB Bardhan has admitted that it was a mistake for the Left front to attempt to forge a third front alliance before the polls. In conversation with Karan Thapar on this week's Devil's Advocate, he also said the embarrassment of its premature failure could...
  • Gowda takes exception to Modi's jibes at Third Front 14-03-2014 04:44 PM

    Bangalore: Taking umbrage at Narendra Modi's repeated acidic attacks on Third Front, former Prime Minister and JDS chief HD Deve Gowda on Friday said BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate should not "cross limits" in his speech. "Modi should be restrained. He should not think he can reach his goal (of becoming...
  • Third front a non-starter, says Sushil Modi 13-03-2014 09:26 PM

    BJP on Thursday made light of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's claim that the third front would form the next government at the Centre, saying it would remain a dream due to conflict of interests arising from multiple contenders for the PM's post. The disintegration process of the third front already...
  • Third Front will emerge as First Front after Lok Sabha polls: Nitish Kumar 12-03-2014 10:55 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said the Third Front would emerge as 'First Front' after the elections. "His (Narendra Modi's) barbs against the Third Front is actually because he thinks it will emerge as the First Front after the elections," Kumar, who is one of the prime movers...
  • Raj Thackeray's Modi pitch delays Third Front formation in Maharashtra 11-03-2014 08:46 PM

    Mumbai: With Maharashtra Navnirman Sena president Raj Thackeray throwing his weight behind BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi, the plan to prop up the Third Front, mainly comprising fringe players in state politics, is delayed for now. The Left Democratic Front comprising PWP, CPM, CPI, Satyashodhak Communist Party, JD(S), RPI (Khobragade),...
  • Nitish Kumar's PM ambitions led to alliance break-up: Narendra Modi 10-03-2014 07:45 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's ambition to become prime minister led to the break-up of the alliance between the Janata Dal-United and the Bharatiya Janata Party, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said on Monday. Addressing a rally in Purnia, Modi said that at that time, the BJP was not...
  • LS polls: Stage is set for a strong federal front, says Mamata 10-03-2014 07:00 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee made it clear that her party will never enter into an alliance with the BJP. "I will not support a party whose face has a communal history," Mamata said. Refusing to comment on the future of Third Front, she added,...
  • Kings & Queens: Can Nitish Kumar be the kingmaker in 2014 polls? 07-03-2014 11:21 PM

    Watch the political journey of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his role in the coming Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • NDA, UPA or Third front : Different routes to power 07-03-2014 04:35 PM

    New Delhi: Most pre-poll surveys are predicting that the BJP led NDA would cross 200 plus in the Lok Sabha elections. However, no survey is predicting that the NDA will get a clear majority or cross 272 seats on its own. The NDA is close to halfway mark, but it...
  • I am better qualified than those in the PM race, says Nitish Kumar 07-03-2014 03:55 PM

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has thrown his hat into the ring for the top job of the country. Nitish has said that he's better qualified to be the Prime Minister than those in the race. "All those who have been announced as PM candidates won't become PM. One...
  • BJP confident of winning all 25 Lok Sabha seats in Rajasthan 06-03-2014 12:20 AM

    Based on the opinion polls and the thumping victory it got in Assembly polls, BJP on Wednesday exuded confidence of winning all 25 Lok Sabha seats from Rajasthan in the general elections slated next month. Not only will the BJP win in Rajasthan, but it would also get over 272...
  • BJP won't come to power, TMC will be the third largest party: Mamata 05-03-2014 09:24 PM

    Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said she was confident BJP would not come to power in the Lok Sabha polls in which her party Trinamool Congress would emerge as the third largest party in the country. Though Trinamool Congress would play a key role in government formation on account of...
  • Third Front is unviable 'tired front', says Mamata Banerjee 04-03-2014 04:43 PM

    Mamata Banerjee is unfazed by her exclusion in the recently-formed Third Front which she rubbishes as an unviable "tired front" and is confident that a different kind of Federal Front will rule the country after the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. The West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo is...
  • Can Naveen Patnaik be the X-factor post election?

    Odisha Direct |  Jajati Karan
    As the election dates near, it's time for political parties especially regional and smaller ones to decide in which side of the divide they are...

  • Third Front will defeat Congress: Sharad Yadav 03-03-2014 12:41 PM

    JDU President Sharad Yadav is confident that the newly formed Third Front will defeat Congress in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. He says, "We have made a front of 11 parties, we will strengthen it to the extent of defeating Congress." ...
  • 2014: A year for change?

    Just Asking |  S K Srivastava
    Election-2014 will be interesting, especially with the new entrants-AAP. Despite AAP made a mark in Delhi and there seems an increasing popularity across India because...

  • Third front experiment will prove costly for the country: Narendra Modi 02-03-2014 12:38 PM

    New Delhi: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday downplayed talk of the emergence of a third front, saying the "experiment" will prove "costly" for the country which needed a government that could take decisions and come up to the people's expectations. "It is my firm belief that the...
  • Kings & Queens: Can Naveen Patnaik be the kingmaker in 2014 polls? 28-02-2014 11:14 PM

    Watch the political journey of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and his role in the coming Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Third Front is mixture of political parties, says Parkash Singh Badal 26-02-2014 05:10 PM

    Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday dubbed the formation of third front as "mixture of political parties", saying the front was not capable of preventing Narendra Modi from becoming Prime Minister. Badal, while talking to media-persons on the sidelines of a function in Punjab, also dared the third...