Parl logjam: UPA ally says possibility of polls

A Congress ally today spoke of the possibility of snap Lok Sabha elections if the Parliamentary deadlock over the JPC issue on the 2G spectrum scam continued in the Budget session.

New Delhi: A Congress ally today spoke of the
possibility of snap Lok Sabha elections if the Parliamentary
deadlock over the JPC issue on the 2G spectrum scam continued
in the Budget session.

A senior leader of a UPA constituent, who declined to be
identified, said that if the stalemate extended to the next
session, the government could have little option but to "go to
the people", an euphemism for snap polls.

If parliamentary disruption continues, the budget for
2011/12 may have to be passed in din and the government may
not be able to push through any legislative measure, the
leader said.

A section of UPA is, however, of the view that going in
for JPC was good for the government as it would be headed by a
ruling party member and the coalition would be able to have
its way, the leader said.

This is in spite the fact that Congress has been opposed
to the JPC demand, which has led to virtual washout of the
winter session of Parliament.

-PTI

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