Scope for early polls: Naidu

Special Correspondent

SRIKAKULAM: As the stalemate between the United Progressive Alliance and the Left over the Indo-US nuclear deal continues, United National Progressive Alliance convener and TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday said there was scope for early elections to Lok Sabha.

The Bahujan Samaj Party headed by Mayawati announced withdrawal of its support to the UPA, much now depended on the stand that the Left parties would take, he said.

Meeting in Delhi

Replying to queries at a press conference at Kottur, about 60 km from here, the TDP chief said the Samajwadi Party headed by Mulayam Singh Yadav was still with the UNPA. A meeting of the UNPA would be convened at New Delhi some time in July first week to discuss the fall out of the developments at the national-level for finalising the UNPA partners’ stand.

Mr. Naidu criticised the State government for “indiscriminate” allotment of land to Special Economic Zones and wanted changes in their very concept. The private parties that were managing to get land at throwaway prices were using it for real estate giving rise to, what he called, ‘a neo-zamindari system’.

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