The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday ruled out the possibility of a Third Front in the country.
Addressing a press conference at State BJP Headquarters, BJP national spokesperson Prakash Javedkar said that the results of assembly elections in five States clearly indicate that in 2014 general elections the contest would be between the National Democratic Alliance and the United Progressive Alliance. He said the talk about Third Front was too premature and too optimistic.
Javedkar said that the BJP would raise the issues of NCTC, economic policies and other failures of the UPA Government during the Parliament’s budget session scheduled to begin from Monday. He said that the proposed National Counter-terrorism Centre would be an encroachment on the powers of the State. He said despite opposition by a majority of Chief Ministers, the Centre was planning to constitute the NCTC which would disturb the federal set-up of the country.
The BJP spokesperson asked the UPA Government not to interfere in the powers of the State through Railways Protection Action or in the constitution of Lok Ayuktas.
Prakash Javedkar said that the by-elections to be held on March 18 would not help in the formation of Telangana State. He said statehood for the region could not be achieved if the TRS wins four seats. “Regional parties with four MPs or MLAs could not achieve separate Telangana State. Statehood for the region could be achieved only by a national party like BJP with 200 and more MPs,” he said.
The BJP leader said that regional parties could never achieve Telangana. He also slammed TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao for fielding its candidate in Mahbubnagar constituency. He said although the BJP was contesting from only one seat out of six in the Telangana region, the TRS did not extend its support to the BJP. However, he hoped that the BJP would win from the Mahbubnagar constituency. (INN)