Country heading for mid-term polls: Anant Kumar
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Last Updated: Saturday, April 23, 2011, 21:51
Bhopal: Claiming that a countdown for the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre had begun, BJP General Secretary Anant Kumar said here on Saturday that mid-term Lok Sabha elections were a possibility after results of Assembly elections in the five states were out.

"Corruption, 2G scam, CWG, Adarsh Housing scam and black money had dented the image of the Congress-led UPA Government, and after the results in the five states are out, the differences between UPA partners will further deepen leading to mid-term polls," Kumar said at a press conference here.

Anant, who was here to address the party's district-level leaders' workshop, alleged that total money involved in all the recent scams was over Rs 5.5 lakh crore, and the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was silent about the problem.

After the polls in Tamil Nadu, tensions between DMK and Congress would increase further, leading to the break-up of the alliance, Kumar said.

The Congress had differences with Trinamool Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) too; and Communists would be losing their bastions in West Bengal and Kerala, the BJP leader claimed.

Rising inflation with no signs of decline was another major issue, and all this indicated that the country was heading for mid-term polls, Kumar added.


First Published: Saturday, April 23, 2011, 21:51

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