Senior Congress leaders met Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for help as the Bharatiya Janata Party was ready with its strategy for budget session. According to Times Now, RJD leader Lalu Prasad is playing the role of a mediator between Congress and Samajwadi Party. The Samajwadi Party gives outside support to the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre, but not in UP.
Akhilesh Yadav today said there was no move as of now to form a third front and termed his invitation to West Bengal and Tamil Nadu chief ministers for his swearing-in ceremony as part of established traditions. Akhilesh, who was mobbed by MPs from different parties and the media when he came to Parliament today, denied that his party was in touch with the Left parties and others to establish a third front.