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Cong may disappear from political scene: Advani

March 31, 2004 17:55 IST

Deputy Prime Minister Lal Kishenchand Advani on Wednesday described Congress president Sonia Gandhi as a
'political novice' and claimed there was a danger of her party disappearing from the country's political scene.

He said the Congress "leaves all its decisions on one person of one family. It [the party] has reached a stage where it can disintegrate," he told a rally in Veeramgam, Gujarat.

"This, however, wouldn't be in the interest of the country's democracy...Congress has to do some soul-searching on these issues," he said.

Charging the Congress with ignoring the development of the country, Advani said: "After the second world war even small nations like Malaysia and Singapore became developed while we lagged behind."

Criticising Gandhi for making 'fun' of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's poetry, he said: "This remark doesn't suit her...she has just joined politics, while Vajpayee is a senior politician of four decades of standing."


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Sub: Congress may disintegrate

I wish your forecast comes true for all political parties including your party. Why exception to your party. We may go back to the disintegrated ...


Posted by Patrick





Sub: cheap election propaganda

Mr.Advani's comments on the future of the Congress under the leadership of Mrs.Sonia Gandhi after the election defies political rationality, borders around cheap election propaganda. ...


Posted by george gabriel olivera





Sub: Re:Sonia

Dear, Advani, Its shame for you to question sonias ability, She can do much and lot better for the country and not like you involving ...


Posted by Mustaq





Sub: Useless

Advani, take a walk. A long walk to the place of your birth Pakistan. You will never do any good to India. Your only ...


Posted by GB




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