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MPs of Third Front will choose PM after polls: Sharad Yadav

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 - 11:21pm IST | Agency: PTI

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar might have said that he was more qualified than those "roaming around" for the post of prime minister, but JD(U) president Sharad Yadav today said the Third Front would come to power and MPs would elect a PM after polls.

"These issues will be sorted out after the polls when MPs will sit and choose a candidate for prime ministership of the Third Front," Yadav told reporters here.

Yadav was asked to comment on Kumar's assertions that having served in Parliament and rich experience in state, he was better qualified for PM post than people "roaming around" for the chair.

His dig was apparently aimed at BJP PM nominee Narendra Modi and Congress' obvious choise Rahul Gandhi.

The JD(U) president who arrived here today for consultations to finalise nominees for Lok Sabha polls exuded confidence that the Front of 11 non-Congress and non-BJP parties would emerge as the "First morcha (front)" in the polls.

Asked about reports of possibility of his shifting from Madhepura to Nalanda which is pocket borough of Nitish Kumar for the Lok Sabha elections, he dismissed any such possibility and said categorically that he would contest from his Madhepura seat only.

"Many works remain unfinished in Madhepura which I have to complete and for this I will contest from there itself and serve as its representative," he said.

RJD of Lalu Prasad has already announced Pappu Yadav as its candidate from Madhepura seat.

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