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Janata Parivar will emerge as Third Force to UPA

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Bangalore, May 6 (UNI) Janata Dal (United) National President Sharad Yadav today said Janata Parivar will emerge as Third Force to Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Mr Yadav, currently on Karnataka tour as part of his mission of reunification of Janata Parivar, said '' my first priority is to bring unification in Janata Parivar to make it a third front, and in this regard I would meet leaders of the splinter groups in coming few days.'' Mr Yadav, speaking on the occassion of 'Meet the Press' organised by Press Club of Bangalore here, said he will be meeting erstwhile leaders- former Karnataka Chief Minister S R Bommai, former Deputy Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

He added, he would meet Janata Dal (Secular) National President H D Deve Gowda in New Delhi on May Nine.

Replying to a question, he said that the unification efforts would continue and there is no time frame for the merger.

Referring to his party's stand in Karnataka, Mr Yadav said his party would give an issue-based support to the JD(S) and BJP coalition government.

He said the party would organise a 'Maha Dharna' in New Delhi on May 8 against increase in the prices of essential commodities, import of food grains from Australia and corruption in UPA rule.

Demanding resignation of Union Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibbal, Mr Yadav said Mr Sibbal has violated the collective responsibility regarding the proposed reservation to OBC in Central government educational institutions by speaking against it.

''The Center is duty bound to provide reservations to OBC students in its educational institutions and for that the Constitution has been amended'', he added.

Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy speaking to newsmen at Almatti in Bijapur district, said he was in favour of reunification of Janata Parivar and assured to extend his full support if anybody takes a lead in his regard.

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