Mayawati wants to be Third Front's prime ministerial candidate

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Lucknow, Mar. (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati reportedly is keen to be the newly-constituted Third Front's Prime Ministerial Candidate.

The decision on who will eventually be the candidate will be made on March 15 at a dinner in Lucknow. Most likely, Mayawati is going to be newly formed coalition's nominee for the top slot.

Sources claimed that Mayawati wants the Third Front to finalize the PM candidate by March 15, which also marks BSP founder Kanshi Ram's birth anniversary.

She revealed her ambition soon after Third Front's was launched.

There are very few candidates to choose from for the post, so the battle won't be that keen.It is believed that Mayawati, who was in two minds about joining the coalition, sent her second-in-command Mishra, to the launch a rally only after being assured of the top slot. (ANI)

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