New Delhi: Hoping to repeat the spectacular performance during the last general elections in Uttar Pradesh, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi asked the party MPs from the state to gear up for 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

Addressing the Congress MPs from Uttar Pradesh in the Parliament premises, Rahul Gandhi asked them to visit their constituencies to complete development projects. Several party MPs apprised Rahul of the problems arising out of the implementation of schemes.

The political analysts are viewing this meeting as the possibility of mid-term polls to the Lok Sabha after the 19-members DMK withdrew support from the UPA over Sri Lanka Tamil issue.

However, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid denied of any possibility of mid-term polls to the Lower House. Khurshid said that many a times, the elections are conducted three-four months before the schedule times.

Congress Vice-President said, “If the party leaders prepare the LS polls with enthusiasm, we will be in a position to double the number of seats we had won in 2009.” During the last general elections, party managed to send 22 MPs to the Lok Sabha, while it registered poor showing in the Assembly polls in 2012 by winning 28 seats.

Rahul also asked the party MPs to make people aware about the Congress ideology and government policies.

(JPN/Bureau)

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