Lok Sabha polls will be held in November: Mulayam Singh Yadav
Lucknow: A day after calling the Congress a party of cheats and thugs, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday upped the ante against the Congress by saying he had “inside information” that the Lok Sabha Elections will be held in November.
Addressing party workers in Lucknow, Yadav said: "I have come to know about a confidential report which says that elections will be held in November. You people start preparing for them."
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, however, later ruled out early elections, affirming his government is stable.
Claiming that neither Congress nor BJP will rule at the Centre, Yadav reiterated that a Third Front will hold the key to government formation after the polls.
The SP chief also targeted two prospective prime ministerial candidates of the NDA — Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar, saying their governments in Gujarat and Bihar, respectively, are no role models of development.
“I fail to understand all the hype being generated about Narendra Modi. He has done nothing exemplary...,” said Yadav, adding all that the Bihar CM had done was to “fill up potholes”.
Notably, the Congress has become dependent on the SP and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in the Lok Sabha following withdrawal of the DMK and the Trinamool Congress from the United Progressive Alliance (UPA).
Many in the SP view the Congress as a sinking ship and feel that any further bon homie with it could prove suicidal.
(With Agency inputs)
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