The BJP was expecting the Lok Sabha polls to be announced `anytime now`, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu said on Thursday.
BJP today said the country was headed towards mid-term polls and that the Lok Sabha elections could take place as early as October or November.
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday ruled out the possibility of mid-term polls in the country and expected "smooth functioning" of the upcoming Parliament session.
BJP said the UPA government at the Centre was on a "ventilator" supported by SP and BSP which were always talking about mid-term polls.
Pawar was in the city today to preside over the fifth national convention of NCP, attended by the party delegates from all over the country.
The BJP had yesterday said at the party`s National Council Meeting in Surajkund, Haryana that it was unlikely the UPA government would sustain till 2014.
Akhilesh also attacked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, holding him responsible for the difficult economic situation.
Slamming the BJP for disruption of Parliament, Government on Friday accused it of taking the country to "nadir" of Parliamentary discourse.
Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Babulal Marandi on Sunday called upon JVM party workers to prepare for a mid-term poll.
Congress on Monday dismissed BJP`s
prediction of mid-term polls as "day dreaming".
Claiming that the government at the Centre is actually in a minority, BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said mid-term elections are a possibility.
Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday hinted at possible mid-term general elections.
With speculations rife for mid-term polls and UPA allies giving a tough time to the Congress, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is hosting a dinner on Tuesday for coalition constituents.
Speaking on Wednesday at a function organised by an English daily, Dinesh Trivedi said the general elections could happen “sooner rather than later”.
Despite allies striking discordant
notes and virtually vetoing key decisions, Congress ruled out mid-term polls in the New Year.
Pranab Mukherjee apologised to members who had supported the government in allowing FDI in retail.
BJP leader Jaswant Singh said there is no dispute within the party on the
leadership issue and LK Advani is the unanimous choice for PM`s post.
Noting that the country Friday faced
internal and external security threats besides a serious economic crisis due to misguided policies of the UPA, former BJP president Rajnath Singh has demanded immediate midterm polls.
Uttar Pradesh Chief
Minister Mayawati on Saturday said mid-term polls could not be ruled
as the UPA may not complete its tenure.
Pakistani Prime Minister said the opposition should prepare for the next elections.
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