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Lalu hints at mid-term poll for Lok Sabha

Prasad's statement assumes significance in the face of the stand-off between the UPA government and the Left parties on the Indo-US nuclear deal.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Purnia
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2007 06:00 PM IST

Hinting at the mid-term polls for Lok Sabha, Union Railways Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday urged his partymen to prepare for the next elections.

"I appeal to all my party workers to prepare for the next elections," Prasad said after laying foundation stone for a rail overbridge on National Highway 31 near Purnia railway junction.

Prasad's statement assumes significance in the face of the stand-off between the UPA government and the Left parties on the Indo-US nuclear deal.

Earlier, addressing party workers for mobilising support for the proposed rally in Patna on October 28, he flayed the Nitish Kumar government for the "deteriorating" law and order situation in the state.

"There has been an alarming rise in the incidents of murder, kidnapping and rape. There is no no law and order worth the name," he said.

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