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Third Front will miss majority, says Pawar

New Delhi, April 25
NCP leader Sharad Pawar today expressed doubts about CPM general secretary Prakash Karat’s assessment that Third Front would have good numbers and the Congress may have to provide outside support to it in forming the next government. He maintained that the Third Front would not have “sufficient” numbers to form the government.

In an interview to a private news channel, Pawar, who has been maintaining that the UPA will have to do business with the Left in the post-poll scenario, said: “I have my doubt. I respect his (Karat’s) assessment but don't subscribe to it… I don’t think the numbers will be there (for the Third Front). An important factor in the Third Front will be Left and Mayawati.”

“This is important. I don’t think they (Third Front) will be able to cross 65 to 70, which is not sufficient to form the government,” he said.

Pawar said the best case scenario for UPA could be the 2004 results. “What we will do maximum... will achieve, will maintain status quo like last time... we require ultimately Left help. Without that, we could not reach that figure even last time. So, Let’s accept that people give us similar support they gave us five years ago.” — PTI

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