Venkaiah Naidu predicts Lok Sabha polls in October
The political uncertainty at the Centre will lead to mid-term elections. The United Progressive Alliance...
The political uncertainty at the Centre will lead to mid-term elections. The United Progressive Alliance (UPA-2) government may collapse at anytime, says Venkaiah Naidu Bhimavaram (West Godavari): Bharatiya Janata Party national leader M Venkaiah Naidu predicted elections to the Lok Sabha in October. Addressing a gathering as part of his state-wide Praja Chaitanya Sadassu campaign here on Saturday, he said that the political uncertainty at the Centre would lead to mid-term elections. The United Progressive Alliance (UPA-2) government might collapse anytime, he said. Focusing on the latest political developments in Delhi, the BJP leader said though Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was hopeful of completing his full term, the Congress had fears about its waning popularity. The party was worried about its worsening political prospects. Even the allies had been concerned over the possible damage to their image if they allow the government to continue. They had adopted a wait-andwatch stance before walking out of the alliance in the days to come, he said. The BJP national leader said that mid-term elections to the Lok Sabha would possibly be held along with polls to Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Delhi States. Branding the Congress governments as most inefficient, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu said that the people were fed up with the poor governance. The government was allowing the communal elements to grow, he alleged. Though the hate campaigners delivered speeches hurting communal harmony, there was no machinery to tackle them. Their telecast speeches had been poisoning the secular Indian society. Neither the government nor the party had been responding to contain the communal elements, he criticised. The senior BJP leader said that the law and order situation in the State has deteriorated. Nobody was booked in the attack on a junior doctor. Law-enforcing agencies had failed to act against culprits when a lady journalist was assaulted in a press club. There were many such instances that stand testimony to the inefficient rule, he said. Mr. Venkaiah Naidu said that the BJP had embarked on the Praja Chaitanya Sadassu in every district to prepare the cadre for the next elections. The BJP would withdraw Value Added Tax (VAT) on fabrics once it comes to power, he promised. Good governance would be possible only with the BJP, he claimed. The party would work for the welfare of people without misusing authority, he said. BJP State president G Kishan Reddy and other district leaders were present at the public meeting.