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Foreign origin to remain issue, says Naidu

May 13, 2004 16:43 IST

The foreign origin of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, hyped by the National Democratic Alliance during the election campaign, would continue to be an issue in the future, Bharatiya Janata Party president M Venkaiah Naidu said today.

Asked if Sonia Gandhi's foreign origin would continue to be an issue for the BJP, Naidu said while they were not talking about Sonia Gandhi, "foreign origin is still an issue".

The Congress had was yet to declare that Gandhi would be their prime ministerial candidate and the front led by it had also not got a clear majority, Naidu said.

Naidu was talking to reporters after a meeting of top NDA leaders, including Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani and NDA convener George Fernandes, at Prime Minister A B Vajpayee's residence.

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Sub: Foreign origin issue closed by the people of India!

Mr. Naidu, people of India voted your party out of power due to failure to lift the large number of them in pain and dismay! ...

Posted by B.Gautam

Sub: Grow up BJP!!

Foreign origin issue?? Making a non-issue a big issue cost you guys dearly, besides others fundamental issues BJP has as a fascist organization trying to ...

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What is that BJP,when pepole are voted to foreign origins, why the BJP are still arguing for foreign orign? I think this word is only ...

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Sub: Foreign origin as an issue?

Dear Rediff: Mr.Venkaiah Naidu seems to be still sleeping when the whole world is awake to the realities that NDA has been routed from power ...

Posted by Dr A.Jagadeesh

Sub: Sonia Gandhi Foreign orign

Dear sir CITIZENS OF FOREIGN ORIGIN-DISQUALIFICATION UNDER CONSTITUTION OF INDIA TO BECOME LEGISLATORS Articles 102 and 191 (identical provision) of Constitution of India enumerate the ...

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