"The way in which election trend appears, BJP will not be able to reach the magic figure and form government. Congress will emerge weakest after elections...The parties associated with Third Front will get maximum number of seats and will form the next government", Yadav said in an interview. (JPN/Agencies)
On being asked whether Third Front government will be stable as earlier experiences were not good, Yadav said that democracy has matured in India.
"Now neither the alliance will break nor there would be any fissures due to ego. If alliances had given temporary governments, NDA and UPA had also completed their tenures. This time Third Front will give stable government", he said.
When asked to comment on the likely support of Congress to Third Front, Yadav said, "Samajwadi thinker Ram Manohar (Lohia) used to say whenever Congress remains in a weak position, it would support Samajwadis. And in the present election, the situation appears so due to which, Congress will help in forming a secular government.”
When asked about the Third Front in the ongoing elections, Yadav said that he saw Odisha Chief Minister Biju Patnaik, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and other leaders as parties in the Front, which will take formal shape after May 16.
On being asked who will lead the Front, Yadav said that it was early to say anything in this regard.
"It is too early to tell who will lead the Front. It will depend on the number of seats won by the parties associated with the Front...SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and other leaders with secular approach will sit and decide on shape of a stable government, and will find a way,” Yadav said.
About the Samajwadi Party’s strategy to check BJP spreading its wings in Uttar Pradesh, Yadav said that his party was the only party, which had strong organization and worker base.
"Our party is the only party with organization and strong worker base. The achievements of my government were capable enough to check communal forces,” Yadav said.
"SP supremo Mulayam has always fought against communal forces and stood against them even in adverse times. He took strict decisions during his regime as a chief minister of the state. This time real fight will be at booth-level, where SP would defeat BJP,” he added.
"The way in which election trend appears, BJP will not be able to reach the magic figure and form government. Congress will emerge weakest after elections...The parties associated with Third Front will get maximum number of seats and will form the next government", Yadav said in an interview.