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Sonia's election 'unfortunate:' BJP
May 15, 2004 13:09 IST
The BJP on Saturday termed as 'unfortunate' Sonia Gandhi's election as leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party and said it would keep a 'close watch' on all issues of national importance.
'It is unfortunate that the Congress party could not find as its leader a person of Indian origin from among a population of 100 crores,' party general secretary and spokesman Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said in a statement.
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'Our best wishes are with the new government but we will keep a close watch on all issues of national importance,' he said.
Despite the stunning verdict against the party, BJP President M Venkaiah Naidu had on Friday asserted that his party continued to believe that high constitutional posts should not be held by people of foreign origin.