Monday, 10 June 2013

Mamata calls for 'Federal Front'


Kolkata West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Monday urged all the “non-Congress and non-BJP” regional parties to come together and form a federal front for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

“Time has come for all the regional parties to come together and form a Federal Front in the coming Lok Sabha election,” posted Banerjee in a social networking site.

She appealed to all the “non-Congress, non-BJP regional parties to launch a united fight to free the country from misrule and anti-people decisions, and work together to build a better and brighter India.”

Asking all the regional parties to stand and talk together Banerjee also said, “let us decide a plan of action for the next Lok Sabha election.”

Her post was published after Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) veteran L.K. Advani shot off an angry letter to BJP president Rajnath Singh a day after the party named Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as head of the Lok Sabha campaign committee. Advani in his letter said he was resigning from all top party posts - the national executive, parliamentary board and the election committee.

In his letter he also accused most of the party leaders of being concerned "just with their personal agendas" unlike its creators Shyama Prasad Mookherji, Panadit Deen Dayal Upadhyay, Nanaji Deshmukh and Atal Bihari Vajpayee "whose sole concern was the country and its people".

Advani in his letter mentioned that he no longer had" the feeling that this is the same idealistic party". 

Banerjee has been pitching for the all non-Congress and non-BJP parties to rally together ahead of the next general election ever since she left Congress led- Unite Progressive Alliance last September.

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