Staff Reporter, Bhopal The Bharatiya Janata Party’s former president M Venkaiah Naidu today said mid-term general elections are a distinct possibility in view of the prevailing circumstances. “The Congress has cheated the public, which is disappointing.
In order to conceal its political incapability and instability, it is levelling baseless allegations against the Opposition,” he said here while addressing a meeting of the party’s district presidents and other office-bearers. Claiming that the people are eager for political change and are looking at the BJP, Mr Naidu added that the party’s office-bearers should gear up their lions for taking up the challenge of mid-term polls.
“The countdown for the Centre’s United Progressive Alliance regime’s end has begun and the Congress’ decline is imminent. It has reneged on general election promises. Farmers are not receiving the proper price for crops. The middle class and the common man are vexed over price rise and corruption,” he said. The Congress which came to power promising a crore jobs has disappointed the youth, Mr Naidu alleged while adding that the Congress is revealing its ignorance by attempting to sully the BJP’s image by accusing it of communalism and involvement in terrorism. “The reality is that in the North-East a former Congress minister has been awarded 20 years’ imprisonment for involvement in insurgency,” he said.