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As time ticks; Pawar, Sangma fight for clock
February 13, 2004 15:53 IST
The Sharad Pawar and P A Sangma factions of the Nationalist Congress Party on Friday crossed swords before the
Pawar, Sangma and Tariq Anwar had split from the Congress on the issue of party president Sonia Gandhi's foreign origins in 1999.
The Sangma group has argued that since Pawar has given up his opposition to a person of foreign origin holding the prime minister's office, he no longer deserves to head the NCP. For, that was the issue on which the party was formed.
"Ideology is the foundation of the NCP and this cutting edge resulted in parting company with the Congress," Parag Tripathi, senior Supreme Court lawyer representing Sangma faction, told the three-member panel.
The commission has not fixed any date when it would give it's verdict.
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