Congress divided over supporting Third Front?

New Delhi, May 2: Third Front- a united front led by the regional satraps is likely to play a significant role post- Lok Sabha polls 2014.

According to the reports, the Congress party seems to be divided over lending support to the Third Front, in case if it doesn't reach the magic number.

A faction of Congress leaders seems to be in the favour of supporting Third Front while another set of party's top leaders is in no mood to support it, even if it requires them to sit in the opposition.

As per a media report, "Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi would choose to sit in the opposition rather than stitch up a government with the help of multiple parties".

It further claims that "Rahul has told office-bearers that he would make "structural changes" in the organisation after the elections".

The recent opinion poll surveys have also revealed that Congress is set for an embarrasing defeat in the LS elections and the BJP is expected to come to power riding on "Modi wave".

Meanwhile, CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta  told a news agency that Rahul Gandhi has accepted poll defeat by ruling out tie-up with Third Front.

Meanwhile, Union Minister and senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said that he was not in favour of his party extending support to the third front from outside, rather he wanted the party to be a part of the government.

Earlier, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan had said last week that Congress could form the next government by joining hands with the third front, while Union Minister Salman Khurshid had said it could consider extending support to the third front or taking its help to form the government.

On Wednesday, BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said Congress has already accepted defeat as the party plans to support a Third Front government at the Centre to keep him out of the race.

BJP leader Arun Jaitley had dismissed the probability of a Third Front government after the Lok Sabha election, calling its constituents "merchants of instability".

Jaitley also contended that the Congress virtually accepted defeat when its leader Salman Khurshid said that his party may consider supporting a Third Front government.

Meanwhile, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav has been claiming that neither BJP nor Congress would get majority in the Lok Sabha elections and the Third Front would form government at the centre.

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