India would face snap polls soon: Rudy

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Agartala, Dec 16 (UNI) BJP national spokesperson Rajib Pratap Rudy today claimed that the country would be heading towards snap polls soon and alleged that there were internal conflicts among the UPA coalition partners on the 123 Nuclear deal.

Talking to mediapersons here, the former Union Commerce and Civil Aviation Minister said, ''The countdown to the downfall of the UPA government has already begun and India has been witnessing a flip-flop-flip show during the past six months because of the Left Front's inconsistent moves on the Nuclear deal pursued by the Manmohan Singh government. However, the Nandigram and Singur incidents have offered a small lease of life to the UPA.'' ''We are confident that mid-term elections are certain in the country at anytime, as the Prime Minister is committed to US President Bush in signing the Nuclear agreement which would never be accepted by its Left Front allies,'' Mr Rudy said.

He, however, predicted that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) would retain power in the next Lok Sabha elections and the party's performance in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh would be unprecedented while the BJP would make its presence felt in the upcoming Assembly elections in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland.

Mr Rudy lambasted the Congress leaders for their ''anti-people activities'' and alleged that the country's sovereignty and integrity would be ruined if the UPA government continued in power in New Delhi.

He said the BJP had been actively participating in the governing process of 21 states in the three and half years' rule of the UPA.

He alleged that political instability was noticed in the country since the UPA's retention of power and the situation had aggravated following the ''anti-people steps of the West Bengal government in Nandigram and Singur, which put the Left Front on the backfoot and the Prime Minister refused to intervene.'' ''The Left front is now ruling in all the three states - Tripura, West Bengal and Kerala - with the help of miscreants and as many as 80 BJP supporters have faced physical assault and become victims of the CPI (M)'s criminalisation of politics in Kunnur district of Kerala,'' he added.


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