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Ready for mid-term poll: Mamata

August 28, 2012 19:30 IST

Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee said that she would like the UPA government to complete its full term, while stating that her party was ready in the event of a mid-term Lok Sabha poll.

"We want the UPA government to complete its full term and we will not like it to collapse," Banerjee told reporters at Writers' Buildings when asked to comment on the possibility of a mid-term poll in the prevailing political circumstances.

She said, however, that if the situation so arose "its a big question. We have to see the political circumstances."

Banerjee, whose party is the second largest ally of the ruling coalition at the Centre, said "if there is an election tomorrow, we have to discuss it in our party and in the concerned forum because this decision is not mine alone.

"But our party is ready. Anytime we can go for elections. We are ready to serve the people," she said.

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