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BJP alienated from Sangh Parivar

June 24, 2004 02:39 IST

Former deputy prime minister Lal Kishenchand Advani on Wednesday said a sense of alienation in the Sangh Parivar was one of the major reasons for Bharatiya Janata Party's defeat in the Lok Sabha elections.

Speaking at the party's national executive meet in Mumbai, he said the BJP was possibly caught in a dichotomy between governance and politics and its political strategy was perhaps not prudent. The two constituencies did not work for the party.

While the geographical constituency of party MPs suffered from anti-incumbency in different constituencies where even the party cadres were not enthused to work for their victory, Advani said there was another critical constituency - ideological - that generally lacked enthusiasm and the common resolve to get BJP candidates and party re-elected.

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Though the resolution did not touch the pet issues of Ayodhya, uniform civil code and Article 370, Advani made an 'introspective' speech in which he said the party owed its present position to the ideological parivar in which there was a sense of alienation.

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