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It should be a ‘main front’, not a ‘third front’: Nitish on opposition unity

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Chief Minister of Bihar on Wednesday advocated a merger of all non-BJP parties, saying it would be a “main front” and not a “third front”.

Speaking to reporters after meeting several non-BJP leaders, Kumar said he had “very good and lengthy discussions”.

“If all the non-BJP parties in various states come together, then there will be an atmosphere in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections where things will not remain one-sided. Whoever I spoke to had positive discussions,” he said.

On the third front talks, he said: “Whenever someone says we need to create a third front, I always say let’s do a ‘main front’. Whenever it happens, it will be the main front, not the third front.”

Kumar held discussions with the NCP supremo earlier in the day and also met CPI(ML) general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya.

The Bihar Chief Minister met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday.

On Tuesday, he met CPIM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, CPI General Secretary D Raja, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, INLD supremo OP Chautala and SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

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