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Efforts on for non-Congress, non-BJP government, says Karat

April 27, 2009 21:01 IST

Communist Party of India-Marxist general secretary Prakash Karat said on Monday that efforts are on to form a non-Congress, non-Bharatiya Janata Party government at the Centre after the ongoing elections and asserted that the Third Front would play a decisive role in this regard.

"We are in constant touch with the non-Congress, non-BJP parties across the country. We are already in touch with parties like the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Biju Janata Dal and Janata Dal-Secular and talks are also on with ten other regional parties," Karat told media-persons at the end of his two-hour interaction with Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu in Hyderabad.

About the meeting, he said the strategy to be adopted after the outcome of general elections was discussed with the TDP leader. "Ours will be a decisive role and effort is to form a non-Congress, non-BJP government," Karat said.

Terming his meeting with Karat an "informal one," Chandrababu said they discussed the prospects of Grand Alliance in Andhra Pradesh and that of the Third Front at the national level.

Asked for his reaction to Telangana Rashtra Samiti president K Chandrasekhar Rao's assertion that they were ready to join hands with "any party" at the Centre for the securing statehood to Telangana, the TDP chief pointed out that the TRS was very much with the Grand Alliance as of now.

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