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Modi sees no chance of snap polls

The Cong is really shocked by the BJP's victory in the two states. The Cong will not go for early Parliamentary elections, says Narendra Modi.

india Updated: Jan 14, 2008 10:14 IST

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the possibility of early elections to the Lok Sabha is highly unlikely as the political climate was not conducive for the ruling UPA government in the wake of the BJP's thumping victory in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.

"The Congress is really shocked by the BJP's victory in the two states. In this context, the Congress would not go for early Parliamentary elections," he said after offering worship at the famous Sree Krishna Temple here.

To a question, he said former prime minister A B Vajpayee should be honoured with the Bharat Ratna.

Taking a dig at the ruling CPI-M in Kerala, he said the Marxists were enjoying power "without being ready to shoulder challenges of development".