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BJP withdraws D P Yadav's membership

Tara Shankar Sahay in New Delhi | February 24, 2004 12:07 IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday withdrew the party membership of controversial Rajya Sabha member D P Yadav after objections were raised within the party and outside over his alleged criminal antecedents.

The decision was announced by party president M Venkaiah Naidu at a press conference at the BJP headquarters.

He said the decision was taken after consulting Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Deputy Prime Minister Lal Kishenchand Advani.

Yadav was admitted into the party only a few days ago in Naidu's presence.


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Sub: Opportunitistic Politics

The politicians, realizing that the BJP is going to return to the power, want to have a slice of the Pie. WHat else can be ...

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This was expected. But, for BJP, it is a big blunder. There is a saying in our country that means - Once spit, does not ...

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It would have tarnished the image of the saffron had they not acted upon this in time at this time of people going to the ...

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I feel this decision could prove to be a momentous decision in this country's political scenario. Vajpayee has again shown the courage that makes him ...

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It is heartening to note that BJP has cancelled DP Yadav's admission into the party after consultations with the PM and DPM. However, the question ...

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