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Rahul rules out early LS elections

india Updated: Mar 10, 2008 16:54 IST

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Monday discounted the possibility of early Lok Sabha elections, saying they would be held on time.

"To my knowledge, election will be held on time. I don't think there will be an early poll," the AICC General Secretary told a press conference here as he wound up his four-day trip to Orissa.

Asked about the possibility of the UPA government falling on the Indo-US nuclear deal, Gandhi said talks are on with the allies.

"The Prime Minister has already stated that the government is talking to various allies on the issue," he said.

On the possibility of Congress tying up with Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party for the next general election, he said: "I am not in a position to say anything on this. The Congress President will be able to answer the query."

When asked about the prospects of Congress in the elections, the 37-year-old leader, who visited Orissa as part of his 'Discover India' tour, said he was not a fortune-teller that he should make any prediction.

But he added that the prospects for Congress in Orissa looked good.