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INDIA ELECTION EYE-Rahul Gandhi could become prime minister
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NEW DELHI, April 13 (Reuters) - The following is a snapshot of recent developments in India's general election campaign. (The sources are mentioned in brackets).

* Priyanka Gandhi, daughter of the former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, said her brother Rahul Gandhi, could become the country's prime minister at some stage of his career.

Campaigning for the Congress party, Gandhi said she could also enter politics in the future. (The Times of India)

* The communists could join a new government at the centre after election, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, the chief minister of the longest-serving democratically-elected communist government of West Bengal said in Kolkata, the state capital.

The left could be the driving force behind the formation of a "Third Front" coalition of smaller regional parties, he said. (The Indian Express)

* The Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) India's main opposition party, was speaking to J. Jayalalithaa, head of the regional All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) for a possible alliance in Tamil Nadu, L.K. Advani, the BJP's prime ministerial candidate said. (CNN IBN news channel)

* About 3000 riot victims in eastern India, mostly Christians, have decided not to vote for any political party during election. The villagers in the eastern state of Orissa, are yet to return from government-run camps, fearing another backlash. (Hindustan Times) (Compiled by Bappa Majumdar; Editing by Alistair Scrutton) (For a graphic of a Reuters' poll on the elections)

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