Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Third Front takes shape

Third Front idea is good for the political environment of the country.In view of the approaching Lok Sabha elections, the formation of political conglomeration of 11 non-Congress and non-BJP political parties is good for the people to make choice. Third Front consists of non-BJP and non-Congress political parties. The idea of third front is a necessity for the nation at this political juncture where it appears that there are only two political parties capable of providing government to the people after the Lok Sabha elections. Third Front leaders have met in Delhi and vowed to provide a non-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and non-Congress Party alternative to the people of the country. The meeting was attended by eleven leaders of main regional parties and they focused on strengthening the democratic framework, accountability in the government and establishing a firm secular order in the country. Though this is not the first time that the Third Front is going to take shape, at least it has formed governments three times in the past and run them successfully. It has failed to succeed because of the over ambitious nature of its leaders. If it has to succeed, the leaders of the third front must keep their personal interests set aside to give the people a permanent political alternative to non-Congress and non-BJP. All the times in the past whenever third front government was formed, it provided a clean and efficient government to the people of the nation. Left parties have always played a pivotal roles in the formation of Third Front. The eleven parties that participated in the meeting of third front must first of all try hard to expand it by persuading Odisha Chief Minister Navin Patnayak of BJD, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bannerjee of TMC, BSP supremo Mayawati and DMK supremo Karunanidhi to come on their platform to provide a solid alternative to non-Congress and non-BJP . This type of political front is the need of the hour for the country. It is also open that BSP, SP, DMK and AIADMK are sworn enemies in their respective states. They are politically on the two opposite ends in their respective states. Barring Left, the influence of all the parties in third front is confined to the boundary of the state in which they operate. Left Parties have the ability and capability to give the conglomerate of the 11 parties a shape. There is multi-party democracy. Congress and BJP try to make it a bipolar political system. It is not good for Indian democracy. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bannerjee, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jaylaliththa, Uttar Pradesh ruling SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav should keep their rivalries against Left, DMK and BSP respectively to the state level politics and come on the single platform to give an alternative to non-Congress and non-BJP to the people on permanent basis. It is in the interest of the nation. The stronger alternative to non-Congress and non-BJP is provided, the better result it will give the nation.

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