Srinagar – Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, Omar Abdullah, Sunday said the UPA government at the centre would last its full term and the LokSabha elections would be held as per schedule in 2014.
“I am of the belief that parliamentary elections will not be held before 2014,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a police function at Zewan, pooh-poohing the corruption allegations made by ArvindKejriwal.
He said it was for the prime minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, and the Congress general- secretary, Rahul Gandhi, to take a decision on the latters joining the government. “This is for the prime minister and Rahul Gandhi to decide whether he wants to join the government or not. The prime minister has already said that he wants Rahul Gandhi to join the government,” he said.
Asked if the time was ripe for Gandhi to join the government against which corruption charges had been made by Kejriwal, he said, “It has got nothing to do with Kejriwal and others.” However, he did not rule out the possibility of the corruption charges impacting the outcome of elections. (Agencies)
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