Third Front will focus on policy, not leader: Yechury

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS): A Third Front in the making will focus on policies and not on a leader, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury said here Saturday.

An alliance is likely to be formed only after the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, he added.

"In the post-emergency era, all alliances have been formed after election result," Yechury said.

"Alternate policy trajectory is required to change the situation in the country and there is very little to choose between the Congress and BJP. People want a government which will give them relief," he said.

"Our motto is "neta nahin, niti nai" (new policy, not leader)," said Yechury.

Traces of a Third Front could be seen when 14 parties shared the dais in the capital in Oct and vowed to fight the "threat of communalism" at a gathering organised by the Left parties. But doubts over its long term viability persist.

The Oct 30 gathering in Delhi brought together diverse parties like the Janata Dal-United represented by both Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and party chief Sharad Yadav, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav as well as representatives of the AIADMK, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and UPA ally Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).


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