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UPA III will come to power in 2014, says Sonia

August 24, 2013 21:58 IST

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday appeared to rule out early Lok Sabha polls, saying "our aim is to go till the very end".

She initially tried to steer clear of the question when asked by reporters whether the Congress would go for polls after passage of landmark legislations like Food Security Bill and the Land Acquisition Bill. "I cannot say anything," she remarked when another questioner put the same question. But when persisted, Gandhi, who is also the United Progressive Alliance chairperson, said, "Our aim is to go till the very end".

Interacting with reporters after inaugurating the national media centre, she expressed confidence that the UPA III will come to power after the next polls, noting that the rights given to the people by the ruling alliance were its USP. "Certainly. 100 per cent......obviously so many rights we have given. It is our right to information, right to education and now right to food is our USP", she said when asked about the possibility of UPA III coming to power and what was the USP on which the elections will be fought.

To a query, she said hopefully the Food Security Bill, which has been pending consideration for long, will be passed next week.

"How can I say?" she said when asked whether the Bharatiya Janata Party will cooperate in its passage.

On the Telangana issue, she said that the All India Congress Committee panel headed by AK Antony is hearing the concerns of those affected. She said the government will also be setting up a committee, but did not elaborate.



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