Bilaspur, Sep 17 (UNI) CPI MP and party's Chhattisgarh in-charge Aziz Pasha today said the party was hopeful that the Third Front would be formed in the state.
Talking to UNI here, Mr Pasha expressed hope that the BSP might eventually join the Third Front.
He described two meetings between the CPI and regional parties as successful. The next meeting would take place at the state party headquarters in Raipur on October 1.
The meeting would decide the name of the front, besides taking a decision regarding election manifesto and seat sharing.
Admitting that the BSP was working separately so far, Mr Pasha said he hoped to strike an alliance with the BSP at national-level.
At present, the Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha, the Chhattisgarh Vikas Party, the CPM and CPI were unanimous about formation of the Third Front, while the GGP and other parties could join.
The CPI leader stated that former MP and Gandhian leader Purushottam Kaushik was in the supporting of the Third Front. He was also contributing in preparing poll manifesto.
Mr Pasha, who arrived here to take stock of progress of work related to the formation of the Third Front, met CPI national executive member Chitranjan Bakshi and other party leaders.
The CPI national executive meeting in New Delhi on September 20 and 21 would take stock of the situation here.
He expressed confidence that people were fed up with the BJP Government that had failed on all fronts and the Third Front would benefit from it. The Third Front would gain immensely if an alliance with the BSP was worked out.
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