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I have had enough, says Vajpayee

June 23, 2004 20:12 IST
Last Updated: June 23, 2004 20:43 IST

Former prime minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee, under attack for demanding the sacking of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his mishandling of Gujarat riots, on Wednesday said it is for the first time in his life he has been targeted in this manner.

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Speaking at a gathering of party workers at Sion in Mumbai, Vajpayee responded to party workers' slogans beseeching him to lead the party once again by saying, "No more…I have had enough."

After releasing a book on his life brought out by a pro-Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh publication house, Vajpayee said: "I have been under attack [from my own people] for the first time in my life. This book will definitely help me deal with this."

Vajpayee has been facing severe criticism for listing Gujarat riots as one the reasons for the party's defeat in the last general election. There have been demands that he should make way for Lal Kishenchand Advani to lead the party.

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Sub: no leader to replace Atal Ji

Its really shocking to see the treatment Atal jee is receiving from his own party workers and leaders. For the last five years hindu hardliners ...

Posted by Shashank Singh

Sub: Respected Sri Vajpayee,

You have taken the right decission. You are a right man in the wrong place You dont deserve this mudslinging Please quit and rejennuivate yourselves-for ...

Posted by Dr S F Xavier,PhD, IAS (Retd)

Sub: I have had enough

Mr. Vajpayee was weak on responding to Gujarat riots, but the main reason God dethroned him is because of the lie he said in China ...

Posted by Lalam Doungel

Sub: Dis oriented BJP stalwarts

It looks that BJP has got totally disoriented after thier debacle in the recent LS polls. Utterances of stalwarts like Venkiah Naidu and Sushma Swaraj ...

Posted by Rajiv Mathur

Sub: It is Sad.........

It is the previlage of BJP to have the great like A.B.Bajpai on their side. No one in BJP match to his stature nor any ...

Posted by Pankaj



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