New Delhi: Ruling out early general elections, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday said the government will complete its agenda for 2013 and then go to polls.

"There will be no early elections. Elections will take place on time in May, 2014," Chidambaram said. He was asked to comment on reports of some ministers being drafted for party work by Congress.

"Why should the government expect an early election? All that I said in the last 50 minutes, does that point towards early elections? It points to completing our agenda for 2013-14 and then going for elections in the month of May," Chidambaram said.

On delay in bringing insurance and pension reforms, the minister said he was in touch with the Leaders of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha with whom he would meet again in the run up to the parliament session.

"They have told me they are holding consultations within their party. Once the principal opposition party indicates its mind, we will consult other political parties also," he said.

(Agencies)

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