Third Front? No Way, Says Advani

Kicking off poll preparations in Kolkata on Friday National Democratic Alliance (NDA) prime ministerial hopeful, LK Advani, played down prospects of the Third Front forming the next government at the center after the conclusion of the general elections scheduled for April-May this year.

Waving off the challenge posed by the new formation that has been picking up allies far more easily than the larger political outfits, Advani sought solace in history, by simply saying “India has been divided into a bipolar polity.”

“No government is possible that is not assisted by either the Congress or the Bharatiya Janata Party,” added the BJP stalwart.

Providing sneak preview of what will be the cornerstones of the BJP campaign, Advani said, the BJP-led NDA would take to people the promise of “good governance, development and security.”

He added that the country had seen what the present ruling composition, UPA, “of Sonia Gandhi, not of Manmohan Singh” had put on offer during the last five years.

Attributing the NDA poll debacle in 2004 to “overconfidence,” Advani claimed that the UPA had nothing to show for the last five years it was in office.

Advani lambasted the UPA for failures on the “economic, social and security” fronts.

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