By projecting its prime ministerial candidate, the BJP is trying to portray the coming Lok Sabha election as a battle for electing a president, CPI (M) politburo member Brinda Karat today said recalling how the people had rejected its 2009 PM candidate.
"PM election (read Lok Sabha election) is not like presidential form of election which the BJP is trying to convey by projecting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi," Brinda said at a press conference here.
"The BJP had projected L K Advani as its prime ministerial candidate in 2009. Now where is Advani?" Brinda said replying to a query.
"The people are against both the Congress and the BJP in the country as corruption, price rise and unemployment problems are both in Congress and BJP-ruled states.
"The BJP won in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh elections as the fight was only against Congress. But several parties have their own turn in the rest of the country, providing a non-BJP and non-Congress alternative," she claimed.
The term third front is a media description, Brinda insisted saying "we call it an alternative based on common policies different from Congress and BJP".
Asked if they found any alternative, she said by February last week or March first week things would be clear.
Slamming Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party, Brinda alleged AAP leaders were "speaking the language" of the previous Shiela Dikshit government.
"The Shiela Dikshit government had put the onus on the Centre and Delhi police in the wake of rape incidents. And the AAP government has spoken in the same language after the horrific act against a Danish girl in the national capital," Brinda said.