Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said the process for the formation of Non Congress- Non BJP block was on and it would provide strong alternative, the people are spiring for in next Lok Sabha elections.
After his arrival from New Delhi, Mr Kumar told mediapersons here that he had an informal discussion with former Prime Miniser and JD(S) leader H D Devegowda, General Secretary of CPI(M) Prakash Karat, CPI leader A B Bardhan and other leaders, on the issue of formation of Non Congress – Non BJP block which could provide alternative, people are striving for in next Lok Sabha elections.
‘Discussion with leaders on formation of Non Congress- Non BJP block was informal and more such rounds of negotiations would be held for finalising the shape of block’, The Chief Minister said. Eleven parties were likely to become part of the proposed block he added. In parliament, Non Congress- Non BJP block had already taken shape in parliament, he said adding that parties associated with this group would express their common views on important issues of national and regional interest.
Mr Kumar said name of the proposed block would be finalised taking into consideration, the federal structure of the country.”We were of the opinion that all parts of the country should have participation in development and the proposed front would also bear the name, reflecting federal structure of the country,” he further elaborated.
Chief Minister said AIADMK led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha was also with proposed block and gave her consent for expressing common views along with other parties who were now part of the proposed block in Parliament.
Outside the parliament, the block was to be finalise but inside it the parties had taken decision to adopt common approach in the House, he clarified.