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Vajpayee asks Jethmalani to withdraw

April 14, 2004 19:52 IST

In a significant development, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Wednesday asked Congress-backed candidate Ram Jethmalani to reconsider his decision to contest against him in Lucknow in the coming Lok Sabha polls which he said may be the last election for both as 'active participants'.

Extending an olive branch, Vajpayee also disapproved of his party colleagues criticising Jethmalani.

In a statement in Jammu, Vajpayee said Jethmalani and he had been friends and colleagues for 40 years now and had broadly shared political values and goals and were together in the fight for democracy.

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Sub: Views on Shri.Jemalani jee's contest against Shri.Vajpaijee

I feel in a democracy every one has right to act.We have to look upon the survival of democracy in a country like ours. I ...

Posted by K.Neelakantaiah

Sub: Vajpayee coward

It is cowardly act of Vajpayee to realise that he could be a loser in todays modern politics. I am sure the Congress can do ...

Posted by mukapadya

Sub: PM asks Jethmalani to withdraw.

Sir, Mr Jethmalani, You chose a constituancy to oppose the injustice to the people of India through the administration of the NDa Governance. Now the ...

Posted by Patrick

Sub: PM ask Jethmalani to withdraw

Sir, Mr. Jethjmalani, You are fighjtinng for a cause. not on merits or demerits. You are always a principled person. If you believe what you ...

Posted by Patrick

Sub: Mumbai

Right move I guess Mr.Jetjmalani because You can win in Mumbai constituency after giving so much to Mumbai Mumbai is a corrrect place to win.

Posted by sanjay


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