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Rajnath Singh predicts snap polls

BJP President Rajnath Singh on Sunday said the current assembly polls in five states are not a referendum on Manmohan Singh government's policies.

india Updated: Apr 09, 2006 16:39 IST

BJP President Rajnath Singh on Sunday said the current assembly polls in five states are not a referendum on Manmohan Singh government's policies and their outcome may not prompt the Congress-led coalition to go in for a mid-term gamble.

He, however, predicted snap polls and realignment of political forces in the country saying the UPA government could crumble any moment due to "inner contradictions".

In an interview on board his special bullet-proof vehicle, Singh felt the revival of the third front would only add to woes of the UPA.

He said mid-term polls could take place any time because of inner-contradictions within the UPA government which would collapse the moment the allies fall apart and outside supporters withdraw their vital prop.

On the current assembly polls, the BJP chief did not believe that these are a referendum on UPA government's policies and said their outcome may not prompt the ruling coalition to go in for a "mid-term term gamble".

He said the allies of the UPA are unhappy and the Left parties, outside supporters of the government, are giving the Congress-led coalition sleepless nights by opposing its various decisions and policies hammer and tongs.

"The UPA is on life support system. The moment the oxygen pipe is removed, it will collapse," he said.

On the perception that the RSS was remote-controlling the BJP, Singh dismissed the suggestion as unfounded and asserted there was no interference from the Sangh.