Govt takes dig at BJP for anticipating early polls
New Delhi: Government on Thursday took a dig at BJP for anticipating early Lok Sabha polls and asserted that the elections will be held only next year as per the normal schedule.
"BJP has been believing since 2004 that elections would take place the next day. Unfortunately, they have not been able to accept the electoral verdicts of 2004 and 2009," Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari told reporters here.
He was reacting when pointed out that BJP is anticipating early polls and gearing up for these.
BJP said on Monday that it feels that Congress may go for early elections as the UPA was "breaking" from within under pressure from allies.
"The government should be allowed to complete its full term. The next polls will be held only in 2014," Tewari said.
Speculation about early polls has been triggered by the slew of initiatives that the government has been undertaking recently, like the Food Security Ordinance.
Download the all new Zee News app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with latest headlines and news stories in Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, Business and much more from India and around the world.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- DNA: Heart-wrenching reality of Kashmiri pandits
- DNA: Bengaluru's Mount Carmel college students show country's ideology to Rahul Gandhi
- DNA: Aamir Khan clarifies his love towards nation but sticks to previous statement
- DNA: Exiled Kashmiri Pandits share their heart wrenching stories
- DNA: America standing against old nemesis Russia rather than ISIS
- Woman commits suicide after heated discussion with husband over Aamir Khan's intolerance remark
- Eat smart to slow down ageing and increase longevity!
- Intolerance issue: Those attacking me are only proving my point, says Aamir Khan – Read full statement
- Setback to Kejriwal-led AAP as MLA Akhilesh Tripathi arrested in riot case
- 10 interesting facts about Constitution which every Indian must know