Tail can’t lead body, Digvijays says on Third Front

Panaji, July 3 (IANS) The formation of a Third Front ahead of the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections is not an easy task, because “the tail cannot lead the body”, Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh said here Wednesday.

Singh, recently appointed in charge of the party affairs in Goa, was speaking to reporters after addressing a meeting of key party officials during his first visit to the state since assuming this responsibility.

“When smaller parties lead, it is difficult. You see, the tail cannot lead the body,” Singh said, explaining that it was difficult for smaller parties to run governments because of inter-party bickering.

Singh’s comments came at a time when regional parties like the Trinamool Congress, Samajwadi Party and other regional outfits are exploring the possibility of a third political front ahead of the 2014 general elections, independent of the principal national parties Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Singh said that he was willing to contest the Lok Sabha polls if the party high command gave him a ticket. He, however, ruled out return to state politics.

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