Un­steady Coali­tion

India Today - - MAIL -

Dur­ing ev­ery elec­tion year, there are talks about the so-called Third Front and their chances of form­ing govern­ment at the Cen­tre (“Spoil­ers of the World Unite”, March 10). But as we have seen in the past, this for­mula has not been suc­cess­ful as re­gional par­ties form­ing the Third Front have con­flict of in­ter­ests. For in­stance, Mayawati doesn’t see eye-to-eye with Mu­layam Singh Ya­dav; so how they would come un­der one um­brella is any­one’s guess. Most lead­ers of Third Front—be it Ni­tish Ku­mar, Mu­layam Singh Ya­dav or J. Jay­alalithaa— are driven by the sin­gle am­bi­tion of be­com­ing the prime min­is­ter and so they will be more in­ter­ested in pur­su­ing their per­sonal am­bi­tion rather than na­tional good. BAL GOVIND, Noida In­di­ans must be wary of power bro­kers who have looted the coun­try and brought it down to a pa­thetic state. We must se­lect hon­est lead­ers who have co­her­ent goals as it’s not just about the five-year rule, but the dif­fer­ence they would make to the lives of the coun­try­men through clean and good gov­er­nance. K.R. SRINIVASAN, Se­cun­der­abad

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