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Crushing defeat for communal forces: PM

October 16, 2004 19:12 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said that the people of Maharashtra had served a crushing defeat to communal forces and a decisive victory to the Congress and its allies.

"The people of Maharashtra have given a crushing defeat to forces that wanted to divide our country on the basis of religion and caste," he told reporters after the assembly election results were out in Maharashtra.

"It is a very happy day for Congress and its allies," Singh said. He thanked Congress president Sonia Gandhi for the extensive campaign undertaken by her and the support the party got from NCP leader Sharad Pawar.



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Sub: sorry to expect this from PM!

Respected Sir, Being in the highest position in the office..its really pathetic to know ....that..You are using the word communal..no one has divided anyone..Why you ...


Posted by simple one





Sub: not again....

when there were no communal issues during this election at all, this statement frm our PM sounds so naive.


Posted by trisha





Sub: Respected Prime Minister, leave these lies for others to spout

Sir It was shocking to hear a normally upright person like you to utter such a blatant lie that looks fit only when uttered by ...


Posted by Anand M Rajadhyaksha




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