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Cong: It is ‘mirage’ of Indian politics
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 12
Calling the Third Front the biggest mirage of Indian politics, the Congress on Thursday said whenever such a grouping had resurrected it had only helped communal forces. The comments from the Congress came hours after the Left, non-Congress and non-BJP parties launched the “Third Force” at Tumkur in Karnataka.

Party spokesman Manish Tewari said: “This is not a Third Front but grouping of some regional parties”. However, he also cautioned the electorate against the possibility of the Third Front dividing secular votes and causing instability.

“This is such a ghost which appears every time in two or three years and then disappears. Whenever political parties, which call themselves the Third Front come together, it only benefits the communal forces. From 1998 onwards there has been polarisation between the secular and communal forces. The reason is the failure of the Third Front government from 1996 to 1998,” he said.

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