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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.

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"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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Sub: I can run government

Dear Sir, There is absolutely no doubt so far as the ability of the PM Vajpayee to run the Government is concerned.The era of Nehru-Gandhi ...

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Sub: Congress has no issue.

It seems that Congress is losing its mental balance because of staying for 7 years out of power.So it has opene up a new issue ...

Posted by Shubham Singh

Sub: I can run the government: PM

Nobody has any doubt about PM's ability to run the government and this is very evident in all the economic and development indicators we see ...

Posted by Ajay Rambhad

Sub: I can run.........PM

The forgetfullness of PM being started to be made a subjectmatter of discussion now,congress party should now proceed further to emphasise this in their every ...

Posted by C.P.Gandhi

Sub: Vajpayee will be defeated

Dear Vajpayee: You have done enough for Christians. Made Hindu fanatics killing innocent Christians. You are under God's judgement. BJP will utterly fall into the ...

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