Narendra Modi's rival Nitish Kumar to become Left's PM candidate?

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New Delhi, Oct 30: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who is known as an arch-rival of his counterpart in Gujarat -- Narendra Modi, may become prime ministerial candidate of third front.

Leaders of Left parties including Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav are all set to attend a convention in New Delhi. It has been reported that Nitish Kumar might be declared as prime ministerial nominee ahead of Lok Sabha elections 2014.

According to sources, the leaders, during the convention, will call for action against "communal forces". The event in the national capital is being viewed as an attempt to cobble up a Third Front before the Lok Sabha polls due in May 2014. The AGP, AIADMK and JVP will also be represented at the convention.

Laft party leaders will call for action against "communal forces"

Nitish Kumar and other Left leaders dismissed all speculations regarding Third Front. Nitish, however, has not denied any planned tie-up with the Congress. The Bihar CM openly admitted that if the government at the centre accords special status to Bihar, he will support it.

Interestingly, the Congress-led UPA is thinking on the same lines to cobble up another ally ahead of the General Election. The JD(U) had walked out of its 17-year-old alliance with the BJP opposing Narendra Modi's elevation in the party.

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