‘Mid-term elections are nowhere visible as of now

Last Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 17:13

Lucknow: JD(U) national president and NDA convenor Sharad Yadav on Saturday said he was of the opinion that there were no possibilities of mid-term Lok Sabha polls in the immediate future.
"It is not right for me to comment on whatever he (SP
supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav) has said...this only he can tell
in detail...but from my view mid-term elections are nowhere
visible as of now," Yadav told reporters here when asked to
comment on Mulayam expressing the possibility of mid-term
polls in the country.

He said that only the SP supremo can tell in detail how
mid-term polls were possible.

Mulayam Singh Yadav, whose party SP rescued the UPA
government in Parliament during crucial votes this week, had
yesterday talked about the possibility of early Lok Sabha
polls.

In a reply to a media query, Sharad said that Congress,
which is the largest constituent of the UPA, has suffered a
big jolt after the poll results in five states.

"The party has suffered a big jolt and it will definitely
make an impact on the Centre...but in what shape and at what
time I cannot say, but there will definitely be an impact," he
added.

On the Lokpal Bill, the JD(U) president said that the
fight against corruption continues and as far as law is
concerned, it would be framed only when there is a consensus
on the issue.

"There are differences as of now...discussions and debate
are being held on the issue of Lokpal," he said.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 17:13

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