Sharad backs Mamata’s idea of Federal Front
When asked whether his party will support Mamata’s call for a ‘Federal Front’, Yadav, while coming out of the Parliament, said, ‘Yes, we are ready to support her call for a Federal Front’.
He further said, ‘It is also necessary for all the other regional parties to come forward to make this front.’
Interestingly, on Tuesday when Mamata went to the Parliament to meet the political leaders, Sharad had said that he will not go and talk to her over the ‘Federal Front’ issue. Then he had said, ‘If she will come than we can talk’.
But it seems that much water has flown under the bridge in the last few days and development of political moves in every sphere is expected to take more interesting turns in coming days. Many feel that everything will depend on the Lok Sabha election, which is expected to be held in April next year.
Earlier, in June Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar had a talk with Mamata Banerjee and his Odisha counterpart Navin Patnaik to discuss the possibility of a ‘Federal Front’. Also, Janata Dal (United) parliamentarian KC Tyagi had met Mamata in Kolkata to discuss the possibilities of a coalition comprising the regional parties of the three eastern states – Bihar, Odisha and West Bengal.
The terms ‘Federal Front’ was first coined by Mamata on 10 June when she has urged all the regional parties to stand and talk together to make a plan of action for the coming Lok Sabha election.