Samajwadi Party led third front government at Centre possible in 2014: Mulayam Singh Yadav

LUCKNOW: After senior Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) leader LK Advani, now Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has said that a non-Congress and non-BJP politician would become the prime minister of the country after 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The prime ministerial ambitions of the Yadav chiefan also came to the fore as he said that the SP may dominate the third front expected to be formed after the general elections.

Addressing party workers on Saturday, Mulayam said that the situation prevailing in the country at present indicates that the two national parties – the Congress and the BJP – will not be able to win enough seats in 2014 Lok Sabha elections to form a government. “In comparison, the smaller parties are in a better position to win elections in many states,” he said indicating that there is a possibility of formation of the third front after the elections.

Mulayam told party workers that if they continued to work with dedication and enthusiasm as they did in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, the SP will emerge as a major political force in 2014. He said that if party is able to win at least 60 seats out of total 80 in the state, the SP will play a crucial role in formation of the government at the centre. There is also a possibility of formation of a SP led third front government in Delhi, he added.

The Yadav chieftain said that the SP government in the state is committed to fulfill the promises it made during assembly elections earlier this year. The distribution of unemployment allowance and Kanya Vidhya Dhan scheme for girls will start soon, he said. Similarly, he said, the free irrigation promise to the farmers will also be met as early as possible. Mulayam asked party workers to maintain decorum and discipline in their public life.

“The workers and the leaders of the party should behave properly and become a partner in resolving problems of the common people. If the image of the party and the government remains good, it will earn confidence of the people,” he said. Asking the workers to prepare for the Lok Sabha polls, he said the people of the state have given a historic mandate to the SP which has stunned the entire nation.