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Rajnath predicts mid-term LS polls in 2007

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Varanasi, Oct 24 (UNI) Predicting mid-term general elections, BJP president Rajnath Singh today said both Lok Sabha and Uttar Pradesh assembly elections will be held next year only.

''The political atmosphere in New Delhi is suggestive that the UPA government will fall next year under the weight of non-performance and Lok Sabha elections like the UP assembly polls will be held in 2007 only,'' Mr Singh said, while addressing an election rally here this evening.

''During the rule of the UPA government the prices of essential commodities have multiplied unimaginably. The prices of petro products which have a bearing on overall inflation in the economy have risen seven times within the last two years. The government has failed on all counts, including maintenance of internal security and must go now,'' he added.

Terming Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav's policy of unemployment allowance and 'Kanya Vidyadhan' as 'Bakshish' (tip), the BJP chief said, ''The youth of the state do not desire tip but want jobs and instead of doling out Rs 9,000 crore on the twin allowances, the Mulayam Singh government should utilise the same amount to create new jobs.'' He also ruled out any alliance with the BSP in the 2007 assembly polls in UP.

''We have committed the mistake twice in the past and will not repeat it,'' he added.

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