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Janata Parivar will emerge as Third Front: Sharad Yadav

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

Mr Yadav, who is currently on tour of Karnataka as part of his mission of re unification of Janata Parivar, said that he would meeting 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 of all splinter groups.

Referring to his party's stand in Karnataka, he said that his party would give an issue-based support to the JD(S) and Bharatiya Janata Party coalition government.

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

Demanding resignation of Union Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibbal, Mr Yadav alleged that Mr Sibbal has violated the collective responsibility regarding the proposed the reservation to OBC in Central government educational institutions by making statements 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.

Speaking to newsmen at Almatti in Bijapur district, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said that 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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