Naidu's proposal vetoed down

TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu’s efforts for reviving
the much talked about third front seem to have made no headway in Delhi. Going
by the reports, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Lalu Prasad Yadav have vetoed his
idea of reviving the third front to take on the UPA and the NDA in the next

“There is no
hurry for such a political front,” they told Naidu bluntly when he met them in
Delhi on Wednesday and discussed the issue.

Naidu met with
Deve Gowda, Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy, Lalu Prasad Yadav, AB Bardhan and Prakash
Karat and discussed the issue of making efforts to ensure that Parliament and
state legislatures will enact laws to ensure reservations for BCs in the light
of his party’s BC declaration.

Naidu stirred a
hornet’s nest by declaring that his party is ready to provide 100 tickets to
BCs in the next elections. Naidu made the declaration to gain political
advantage and with a view on the BC vote bank but his sincerity in making the
statement was questioned by the YSR Congress party which announced it was ready
to ensure that 100 BC members would be elected to the assembly.

Till date, there
is no proper response from the TDP to the statement of YSR Congress honourary
president Smt. YS Vijayamma that her party would ensure 100 members are elected
to the assembly. “Giving 100 tickets to BCs is not enough. We have to ensure
that 100 BC representatives are elected to the assembly,” she said in her
statement that sent shivers down the spine of other political parties.

Instead of
making efforts towards ensuring the election of 100 BC members to the assembly
as suggested by Vijayamma, Naidu chose to visit Delhi to discuss his party’s BC
declaration with national party leaders.

However, there is also an opinion that Naidu visited Delhi lobbying with
the Delhi congress bosses over his legal cases.

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