CPI-M takes a dig at SP's Third Front call
New Delhi: In an indirect attack on the Samajwadi Party (SP), the CPI-M said that non-Congress and non-BJP parties should not form a new front only to share "the spoils of office".
"The non-Congress, non-BJP secular parties (should) give up their political opportunism of forming a front merely for the sake of sharing the spoils of office," the CPI-M journal "People's Democracy" said. Such a front should come up to form "a government that will implement alternative policies which will significantly improve the livelihood conditions of our people and create a `Better India' for all Indians".
The Communist Party of India-Marxist editorial did not name any political party but it followed recent calls by SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav to form a Third Front ahead of the next Lok Sabha elections. The CPI-M editorial said it was important that political struggles must be carried out to force a change in government policies.
It said that people won't get relief "merely from a non-Congress, non-BJP government.
Reacting on the rumours that Congress may name Unique Identification Authority of India Chairman, Nandan Nilekani as its candidate for Prime Minister, JD(U) Leader Shivanand Tiwari said the move could be suicidal for the party.
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