Third Front to form Bihar government: Akhilesh

Patna, Sep 22 (IANS) The Third Front led by the Samajwadi Party will form the next government in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said on Tuesday.

“I am confident the six-party Third Front will form the next government,” Yadav said while launching of the party’s campaign here for the upcoming assembly elections.

Describing the Front as “the best alternative before the people”, he said: “The Third Front is contesting from all 243 assembly seats. It is a viable alternative.

“Some people promised to develop Bihar and change its face but nothing happened,” said Yadav, obliquely referring to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Yadav said his government had worked for the development of Uttar Pradesh “but there is no talk about it in the media, I feel bad about it”.

He said if the Third Front took power in Bihar, the Lohia Awas Scheme for construction of houses for the poor would be implemented in Bihar a la Uttar Pradesh.

Six parties — Samajwadi Party, Nationalist Congress Party, Janadhikar Party, Samras Samaj Party, Nationalist Peoples Party and Samajwadi Janata Party — have floated the Third Front.

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