Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Third Front will capture power at the Centre : Sitaram Yechury


The Third Front will capture power at the Centre and a non-Congress and non-BJP alliance Government will be formed without outside support after the elections, said Sitaram Yechury, Polit Bureau member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), here on Saturday.

Addressing an election meeting campaigning for M. Selvaraj, the CPI candidate of the Nagapattinam Lok Sabha constituency, comrade Yechury said that the Third Front had a number of competent leaders and the Congress and the BJP need not worry about the Prime Ministerial candidate if alternative alliance came to power.

“We do not want to announce a Prime Ministerial candidate now like the BJP projecting L. K. Advani. The people will choose the Prime Minister through their elected representatives,” he said.

Referring to the view of the Congress and the BJP that the third front was an unstable alliance, Mr. Yechury accused both the parties of causing instability at the Centre by withdrawing support to two Governments of alternative alliances and pointed out that the V.P. Singh’s National Front government fell because of BJP’s withdrawal of support and the Congress withdrew its support to the United Front government later.

Foreign and economic policies

Earlier, addressing an election meeting at Sembanarkovil in Mayiladuturai Lok Sabha constituency, campaigning for the AIADMK candidate O.S. Manian, Yechury stressed the need for changes in India’s foreign and economic policies for solving several problems, including Sri Lankan Tamils issue.

The CPM leader pointed out that the country did not witness major developments due to wrong policies adopted by the UPA Government. He said that the BJP had been playing communal politics.

Yechury appealed to the voters of Tamil Nadu to repeat the sweep of the 2004 elections this time in favour of the alliance led by the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).

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