press trust of india
Kolkata, 7 July
West Bengal chief minister Ms Mamata Banerjee today called up YSR Congress honorary president Mrs YS Vijayalakshmi and asked her to be prepared for the possibility of the Lok Sabha elections being held well ahead of its schedule.
Ms Banerjee told Mrs Vijaylakshmi that she expects a mid-term election to be held in November this year instead of May 2014.
Ms Banerjee told her that the time is ripe for evolving an anti-Congress and anti-BJP force at the national level.
Like minded parties such as the Trinamul Congress and the YSR Congress should come together and ensure that they are equidistant from both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Ms Banerjee asked Mrs Vijayalakshmi to discuss her proposal with Mr YS Jaganmohan Reddy, to which the former gave her approval.
Ms Banerjee also enquired about the wellbeing of Mr Reddy. Mrs Vijaylakshmi detailed how the CBI has gone to the extent of denying even natural justice to her son.
Mrs Vijayalakshmi lamented that her son had been in jail for over 13 months with the last word not yet said when the CBI would finish completing its investigations and charge sheets.