Realignement of political forces on cards: Venkaiah
Vijayawada, Apr 18: Senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu today claimed that a realignment of political forces at the Centre was on the cards after the elections to five state Assemblies.
Addressing a press conference here, Mr Naidu alleged that after these elections, the UPA Government will become 'weak'.
He said recently CPM General Secretary Prakash Karat had also hinted that the Left parties would apply 'more brakes' to the government.
Responding to formation of BJP-JD (S) government in Karnataka, Mr Naidu said people had rejected the congress in the state. The party's strength had come down from 150 seats to 65, he noted, adding as the bjp was the single largest party, the people wanted that it should lead the Government.
No single party can rule on its own at the centre and coalition politics has come to stay, he remarked.
Asked about the statement of TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu that his party will have no truck with the BJP in near future, Mr Naidu said if TDP wants to have an alliance, they would think it over ''If they are not interested in having a truck with us, we will go it alone in the future elections,'' he said.
On the talk of third front by Samajwadi Party and Telugu Desam, Mr Naidu said a third front will not be a reality. It will be a 'big flop'. But if they succeed, with the help of left parties, the BJP will be the first party to feel happy as the UPA government will then collapse at the centre.
He said as of now there was a vaccum on who should lead a third front and added that no one could form a Government at the centre without the support of the BJP or Congress.