BJP veteran L K Advani stumped his party colleagues and provided mirth to opponents by conceding the possibility of the BJP not being able to lead the coalition at the Centre after the 2014 polls.
While ruling out the possibility of a Third Front-led coalition, Advani wrote in his blog, “A non-Congress, non-BJP prime minister heading a government supported by one of these two principal parties is, however, feasible. This has happened in the past also.”
He also predicted that the Congress was headed for its worst-ever debacle and might for the first time “sink to just two digits” in the Lok Sabha, adding that the BJP would benefit from the ruling party’s “fast-eroding reputation”.
Advani also wrote that a government which will not be led by either the BJP or Congress was not likely to last long. “This has happened in the past also. But as the prime ministership of Chaudhry Charan Singh, Chandrashekhar, Deve Gowda and Inder Kumar Gujral as also of Vishwanath Pratap Singh have shown, such governments have never lasted long,” he said.