Mr Mitra who was here to attend the party district Presidents’ meeting, told newspersons that there was severe infighting among the third front leaders on the leadership issue and the BJP did not take it seriously.
While the AIADMK passed a resolution that Ms Jayalalitha will be the leader of the proposed front and a suitable candidate for the top post, the Trinamool Congress wanted Mamata Banerjee to be the Prime Ministerial candidate.
Mr Nitish Kumar, he said, was also dreaming to be Prime Minister.
Commenting on the possibility of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to become the Prime Minister, Mr Mitra said it was an illusion and day dream. It would never happen, he said. The BJP leader said both Mr Patnaik and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh were hand in gloves in corruption.
The BJP, he said, would try to dislodge the corrupt and inefficient government of Neveen Patnaik in the state and scam- tainted Manmohan Singh regime at the Centre.
BJP, under the national leadership of Narendra Modi, will contest the polls on the two planks of anti corruption and development. It is the party’s conviction that in 2014 elections BJP will come to power, both at the Centre and in Odisha, Mr Mitra said.