Stalin doesn’t see chances of Third Front govt

Chennai: A day after his meeting with Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, DMK chief M K Stalin on Tuesday said he does not see the possibility of the formation of a government of the Third Front at the Centre, but added significantly that it will be known only after the election results.

“I don’t see the chance of a government of a Third Front. It will be known only after the results on May 23,” Stalin told reporters.

He was asked whether there is a possibility of formation of a Third Front government consisting of non-BJP, non-Congress parties at the Centre in the context of his meeting with Rao at his residence on Monday.

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Stalin said Rao came to Tamil Nadu not for forming a government but to visit temples. His meeting with him was just a courtesy visit.

Asked about BJP leader Tamilisai Soundararajan’s statement that Rao’s meeting with him could make some impact, he shot back that it was only her wishful thinking.

DMK has fought the Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu leading the anti-BJP front in the state with Congress and other parties as allies.

Rao, who had initiated moves for the Third Front of regional parties keeping a distance from both BJP and Congress, has again stepped up his activities hoping that the BJP will not get a majority.

He met Kerala Chief Minister and CPI(M) leader Pinarayi Vijayan in Thiruvananthapuram last week.


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