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Yechury sees red in Venkaiah's words, says no mid-term polls

Written by: Staff

Hyderabad, Mar 31 (UNI) CPI(M) Politbureau member Sitaram Yechury,MP, today ruled out mid-term poll to the Lok Sabha in the wake of the political developments following the resignation of Congress President Sonia Gandhi as an MP in the 'office-of-profit' controversy.

''There is no crisis at the Centre whatsoever,'' he told reporters here while describing BJP Leader M Venkaiah Naidu's remarks on the UPA Government falling over the issue as ''day-dreaming.'' Stating Ms Gandhi need not have resigned as Chairperson of the National Advisory Council which was ''not at all an office of profit,'' he opined there was an urgent need for making the law clear on the issue to remove any confusion.

He also said there was no necessity for several other MPs mired in the controversy to demit office.

The senior Marxist leader also ruled out emergence of the Third front in national politics at the present juncture.

Asked about TDP Supremo N Chandrababu Naidu's reported offer to campaign for the Left parties against the Congress in West Bengal if invited, he said there was no such proposal before the party.

On Telangana Rashtra Samiti President and Union Minister K Chandrasekara Rao's claim a bill conferring statehood on Telangana would be soon introduced in Parliament with the BJP coming out openly in support of a separate state, he said ''let us see. He has set several deadlines in the past on the issue.

''There is no change in the stand of the CPI(M) which is for a unified state.'' UNI SM MSJ KP1507

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