Mulayam says headstrong for third front
Badaun, UP, Apr 8 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav today asserted that his dream of a third front would materialise despite the ''Congress party's stiff opposition.'' Addressing a party function here, Mr Yadav claimed that Congress was averse to the idea of a third front and hence indulging in witch hunt.
''This is the reason why establishments of leading industrialists close to TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha a and Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh were raided recently by the income tax department.'' The Chief Minister observed SP had supported the UPA to fight ''communal forces,'' however the ''misadventures'' of the central government only helped such elements become stronger.
''...I have been compelled by these circumstances to intensify efforts for third front,'' Yadav reiterated.
Castigating Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, he maintained that she resigned her Lok Sabha seat out of fear that her membership could be terminated like Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan.
Meanwhile, the SP supremo called upon party workers to strengthen the outfit for making the most of the forthcoming assembly polls.
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