New Delhi: Underlining the political instability in the country, Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav in a stunning revelation claimed that he has ‘insider information’ that the general elections will be held in November this year.

Asking his party workers to be ready to face the elections, SP Chief said, “I have got this information from the reliable sources in the Congress. You people start preparing for the polls.”

However, the Congress ruled out any possibility of mid-term general elections affirming that the UPA government will last its full term.

Meanwhile, speaking for the first time after the key UPA ally DMK pulled out of the government, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that the Congress-led Central government is stable and will complete full five years. "Sometimes, they (SP and BSP) give the impressions that these arrangements are not very stable and I cannot deny that those possibilities exist. But I am confident that our government will complete full five years," he said.

Reiterating that a Third Front will hold a key to the government formation in 2014, Mulayam claimed that neither Congress nor BJP will return to power at the Centre.

Lambasting two potential prime ministerial candidates in the NDA – Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar – the SP President said that the both the states have failed to provide any role model of development.

Notably, after 19-member DMK’s exit from the UPA, the ruling coalition at the Centre is dependent on outside support of the SP and BSP.


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