Prime Minister's trip to Japan suddenly called off

Prime Minister's trip to Japan suddenly called off
New Delhi Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Japan tomorrow has been cancelled because of sudden political developments, said a spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs.

Japan is to hold a general election on December 16, a senior governing party official confirmed on Wednesday.

Asked on an NHK news programme if the country would be going to the polls on that Sunday following a 12-day official campaigning period, Democratic Party of Japan deputy party secretary general Jun Azumi nodded.

(With inputs from Agencies)

Story First Published: November 14, 2012 16:14 IST

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