10 Apr : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that the Third Front is dividing the secular votes in the country and further emphasised that the party cannot form government on their own.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today conceded that the decision of some Congress allies to form a separate front could affect the electoral outcome and said the Left parties and the Third Front were "unwittingly" helping the BJP.
"I would like the Samajwadi Party and Lok Janshakti Party to work together (with Congress). This could affect the electoral outcome to some extent," he told journalists of the Indian Women’s Press Corps at an interaction in New Delhi.
He said he sincerely thought that the Left parties and Third Front would not be in a position to form a Government.
"Unwittingly the Left Parties and the Third Front are strengthening the BJP", Singh said in his first comments commenting on the recent realignments that have taken place on the political horizon.
Congress allies RJD, LJP and SP have formed a front and are contesting against Congress in 134 constituencies in UP ,Bihar and Jharkhand .
Erstwhile allies Left parties have teamed up with a number of regional parties to form the Third Front on an anti-Congress, anti-BJP platform.