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UPA will complete full term in office: PM
K Anurag in Guwahati | April 01, 2006 17:01 IST
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday ruled out chances of mid-term elections in the country and expressed confidence that the United Progressive Alliance government would be able to complete its full term in the office.
"During the last two years in the office, the UPA government has chalked out its programme to give a new thrust to development and it is very much on course to complete its programmes in the next three years, " Dr Singh told the media at Guwahati airport on his arrival for two days of electioneering in Assam.
The UPA government is yet to take a decision of the fate of Election Commissioner N Chawla who is in the eye of a storm over the opposition charge of having links with Congress.
"We received the President's letter forwarding the complaint against Chawla Friday. I will apply my mind after going back from here and take a decision," Dr Singh said.
When drawn to the persistent demand of the Naga rebel outfit, National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah), which is engaged in peace talks with government of India for integration of all Naga inhabited areas in the northeast, Dr Singh said, "Territorial integrity of northeastern states will not be disturbed unless there is a consensus for it among these states. We are committed to protect the territorial integrity of all states."
He, however, said he was not in a position to tell when the Naga insurgency problem will be solved as negotiations with insurgent outfits from Nagaland were on.