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I can run the government, thank you: PM
May 07, 2004 20:15 IST
Apparently stung by Congress' claim that he had become tired and forgetful rendering him unfit to lead a government, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Friday said, "I have shown how to run a government and I will show it again."
Vajpayee's comments came after he mentioned the name of sitting Lok Sabha MP of Khurja Ashok Pradhan as Ashok Tandon.
"Now the newspapers will make an issue of this," Vajpayee said jocularly adding he had done it (mentioning the wrong surname) deliberately.
"I don't forget. But sometimes it takes me a little time. I am clarifying beforehand so that there is no slip up," he said at a rally in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh."People say I am forgetful and I am not capable. I am not incapable. I have shown how to run a government and I will show it again. Nowadays, everyone tends to twist statements. But I think the voter will understand and I am confident that people will give us their mandate," he said.
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