Third front not possible, opposition will unite before LS polls: Sharad Yadav

New Delhi: Rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav addressing a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday. PTI Photo by Manvender Vashist(PTI9_13_2017_000038B)

NEW DELHI: Senior socialist leader Sharad Yadav has said that he does not see any possibility of a third front emerging before the 2019 general elections, and suggested that all opposition parties should unite to fight the ruling BJP.

Speaking to reporters, Yadav said efforts by a few political parties to provide an alternative to the BJP and the Congress would not affect the unity among the other opposition parties to put up a formidable front against the saffron party.

Asked whether the efforts by TMC chief Mamata Banerjee and TRS head K Chandrashekar Rao to cobble up a federal front of regional parties would damage the opposition unity, he said: “I don’t think the third front will come into existence. Wait for some time, the people trying to form a third front will themselves start talking about a united opposition.”

“This time, protecting the Constitution is the challenge. I am satisfied with the success achieved in uniting all parties and organisations on the platform of a ‘shared legacy’ to bring India out of the trouble the Modi Government has pushed it into.”

Yadav said he is regularly communicating with all political parties in opposition and will unite them when the time comes. (AGENCIES)