Addressing an election rally here, Mulayam said it would be decided after the elections as to who would be the Prime Minister in the Third Front government.

The former defence minister accused the UPA government of failing to provide adequate facilities to soldiers on the border.

"If the Third Front comes to the power, then special attention would be paid to jawans and farmers," the Samajwadi Party supremo said.

With parties in Uttar Pradesh trying to woo Muslim voters, he claimed the Samajwadi Party enjoyed the support of 80 percent members of the community in the state.

Announcing a slew of sops, he said that interest free loan would be given to farmers and they would get free water for irrigation.

He also said that special reservation would be given to Muslims.

Third Front will form next govt: Prakash Karat

Ludhiana: CPI (M) general secretary Prakash Karat on Sunday claimed there is a strong "anti-Congress wave" in the country which would benefit the Third Front and not the BJP.

"Forget that the country will have a Congress government this time," he told reporters here.

When asked if they would seek the support of the Congress in forming the government, he shot back, "It is for the Congress party to see whether they have to support the secular forces or not."

In reply to another question regarding the book 'Accidental Prime Minister' written by Sanjaya Baru, a former media advisor of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the CPI(M) leader terms it as a purely subjective version but he totally disagreed with what had been written about the role of the Left parties.

Karat was in the city to seek votes for the CPI (M) candidate from Ludhiana Sukhminder Singh Sekhon.


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