Kolkata: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav’s statement about the possibility of mid-term polls seems to have unimpressed the Trinamool Congress, a key ally of the Congress at the Centre, as the party on Saturday declined to comment on the matter.

Reacting to Yadav’s statement asking party workers to be ready for the early Lok Sabha polls, TMC Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien said, it was an internal issue of another party and we don’t want to comment on this.

When asked about TMC’s opinion about the possibility of early general elections O’Brien said, “TMC doesn’t want to be drawn into such discussions” giving a apparent breather to the Congress which has been keeping its fingers crossed since party’s debacle in the state assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Goa and Punjab.

“We are nothing to do with what they (SP) say. Whatever demands we make for the interest of people of West Bengal, government is taking into consideration. We don’t intend to trouble the government by commenting on the early Lok Sabha polls.” a TMC MP said.

The soft stand adopted by the TMC over the issue of mid-term polls is a result of Congress fulfilling all its demand from sacking Dinesh Trivedi to forcing its leader Abdul Mannan to withdraw his candidature from RS polls.

Besides, the UPA has also accepted TMC’s demand to increase the credit limit to Rs.950 crore.

Political analysts opine that the way Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh sacked former Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi despite being reluctant; TMC is taking this as a big triumph for the party.   

Yadav on Friday said in Lucknow that there was "no guarantee" when the Lok Sabha elections might take place.

JPN/Bureau