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Not banking on any front

Amethi,In a significant statement, Congress vice president Rahul ruled out the possibility of his party supporting the Third Front to form the government.

“We will not support any front,” Gandhi, who was campaigning in his constituency, told reporters. He was asked whether Congress could support a Third Front government. “We will get the required number (of seats),” he said, while replying to queries on whether his party will explore post-election tie-ups to form the government.
Rahul’s remarks are significant as they came a day after CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat said a repeat of the 1996-like situation is possible and the Congress may be forced to support a government of secular parties at the Centre to keep the BJP out of power Meanwhile, hours after Rahul ruled out supporting a Third Front, BJP leader Narendra Modi said the Congress leader has changed the track after realising that statements from several leaders of his party, about supporting such a dispensation, had “damaged” its poll prospects.Urging people to vote for a strong BJP-led government in last two phases of polls, the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate said Congress had already begun plotting about disrupting the future government as it was aware that it had lost Lok Sabha elections.