Bangalore, Mar 12: The Third Front initiated by the Janata Dal (Secular) JD-S chief HD Deve Gowda will see a grand launch at Dobbspet near Bangalore of Karnataka on Thursday, Mar 12. The alternative group which wish to over power Congress led UPA and BJP lead NDA in the coming Lok Sabha polls is an amalgamation of CPI, CPM, Telagana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) , Telugu Desam Party (TDP), AIADMK, Forward Bloc and RSP other than founding member JD-S.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is also set to join the 'Third Front'. BSP has sent a representative Satish Mishra to participate in the inaugural rally. Likewise AIADMK supremo and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has sent a representative to attend convention.
Meanwhile TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu said more parties will join the Third Front. "The Third Front will form the government. Today"s political situation is similar to that of 1996." he said.