Govt shouldn''t think opposition not ready for poll: Rajnath

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Kozhikode, Jan 29 (PTI) BJP today said UPA governmentshould not to nurture the "mistaken" belief that opposition isnot ready for a mid-term poll and hence would give up itsdemand for a JPC probe into 2-G Spectrum allocation ahead ofbudget session of Parliament to avoid such a situation.

"The government seems to be mistaken that oppositionparties are not ready for elections. BJP is ready to face themid-term polls if the situation arises," former partypresident Rajnath Singh said here.

He made the remarks with reference to the oppositiondemand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into 2-GSpectrum allocation scam and maintained that the oppositionwould stick to its demand.

"The government continues to run the risk of putting theforthcoming budget session in jeopardy. It is the government�sresponsibility to ensure Parliament''s smooth functioning.

Therefore, it should institute a JPC inquiry into the 2Gspectrum allocation before the commencement of budget sessionof Parliament," Singh said.

Senior leader L K Advani had said at BJP''s GuwahatiNational Executive recently that the government was merelycreating the fear of a mid-term poll to keep its alliestogether as MPs would not like to face general elections justmore than one year into their new term.

Advani had also indicated that no mid-term polls wereon the anvil.

There are apprehensions that the budget session, likethe winter session, of Parliament would be washed out due tostalemate on the issue of a JPC probe.

Leader of the House in Lok Sabha Pranab Mukherjee hascalled an all-party meeting on February 8 to discuss the issueand find a way out of the logjam.

Earlier attempts at ending the deadlock had failed toproduce any positive outcome.

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