Lok Sabha polls can happen in 2013, predicts Advani
Allahabad: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani yesterday said the Lok Sabha elections could be held earlier than scheduled, even this year.
Advani said it is quite possible that the Government of India may consider about the Lok Sabha polls in 2013 along with the elections to the five states of the country. "I say it because in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Rajasthan and Jharkhand, the two parties that are prominently in the battlefield are the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress, and the Bharatiya Janata Party can give a better performance in these polls," said Advani.
"So, they would not like the Lok Sabha polls to take place after the assembly elections. So, it is quite possible that the Lok Sabha polls can happen in 2013," he added. Advani, who has expressed his disappointment over the rampant inflation and corruption during the UPA tenure, had earlier on March 30 also said that the elections might take place in 2013.
The BJP veteran's remark comes at a time when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has very categorically said that the government is stable and will complete its full five-year term.
Expressing serious concern over the ongoing protests in Andhra Pradesh, following the nod for the creation of a separate Telangana State, the Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja said that the Centre must address the genuine concerns of the people and assure them that their interests will be duly protected.
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