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Venkaiah Naidu offers to resign

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | October 18, 2004 15:01 IST

Bharatiya Janata Party chief M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday offered to resign, accepting moral responsibility for the party's poor showing in Maharashtra assembly elections.

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Naidu made the offer at a meeting of senior leaders of the party at former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's residence on Saturday.

"Yes, it is true Naidu has offered to resign," a senior BJP leader told on phone.

He said Naidu's offer will be taken up when senior leaders meet at the party headquarters in New Delhi on Monday. Vajpayee and former deputy prime minister Lal Kishenchad Advani are likely to attend the meeting.

Party sources, however, indicated that Naidu's resignation is unlikely to be accepted in a hurry.

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Number of User Comments: 8

Sub: Chintamani

It was such a predictable enaction. Venkiah would have told Advani/Vajpayee that he would make a public announcement of resignation and they will automatically reject ...

Posted by GB

Sub: Venkaiah's Resignation Offer.

There is nothing new in the results of election.Only Venkaiah and Pramod Mahajan are responsible for this defeat. The way they treated elderly leader, I ...

Posted by M Shukla

Sub: Resignations

Somehow it appears pardoxical that political persons throw something called RESIGNATIONS,while the common Public least cares who the Party President is,regardless of the party. It ...

Posted by partha biswas

Sub: No, Mr. Naidu, No

Mr. Naidu must not resign. Who else will give us those lovely sound bytes? Who else can make up those wonderful, if silly sounding alliterations. ...

Posted by Shiv Gyani

Sub: venakiah naidu

Resignation is not proper solution to the problem, even Mr. Pramod Mahajan would have been the Party presidnet the result would havebeen the same. The ...

Posted by abdulbari


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