TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu seems to have taken responsibility to create ‘Third Front’, an alternative to Congress led UPA and BJP led NDA at centre. In the last two days, Naidu met CPI, CPM and JD ( U) leaders and held one- to -one discussions with them for over one hour with each leader, who were close to him since a decade.
Party sources said that Naidu is keen to unite all political parties fighting against Congress and BJP in the country. The regional parties which were strong in their respective states were showing interest to join the Third Front. For instance, the JD (U) led by Sharad Yadav has been craving for the unity of regional parties against Congress and BJP policies. Another leader from Assam Gana Parishad Prafulla Kumar Mahantha also met Naidu and expressed his desire to work under the leadership of Naidu at centre.
However, party sources said that Naidu was not ready to announce the formation of Third front at this juncture. After the elections in five states- Madhaya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Delhi and Mizoram, to be held next month, the TDP Chief will take a final decision on floating the Third Front .
The CPI and CPM leaders Prakash Karat and AB Bardhan already extended their support to Naidu’s efforts to unite all regional parties and fight the 2014 election.