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Seer's arrest: Advani starts dharna

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | November 20, 2004 10:57 IST
Last Updated: November 20, 2004 11:52 IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturdaylaunched a three-day nationwide agitation to protest the arrest of Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi by the Tamil Nadu Police in a murder case.

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BJP chief Lal Kishenchand Advani early in the morning started a day-long fastinNew Delhias part of this agitation.

Top party leaders, including Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Najma Heptullah and Varun Gandhi, have joined him.

Terming the Shankaracharya's arrest as an "assault on religion", Swaraj said the fast is being observed to pray for his well-being.

Senior leader Murli Manohar Joshi will observe a day-long fast on Sunday followed by Jaswant Singh on Monday, she said.

Former prime minister and National Democratic Alliance chairman Atal Bihari Vajpayee will participate in a demonstration on Monday, Swaraj added.

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Sub: Arrest of Seer

I don't belive that any such event can organised by Head of Society. To avoid such incidents for Hindu Samaj its become essential that all ...

Posted by Rameshwar Lal Dad

Sub: The worst thing that can happen

This is the worst thing a national party can do. It is really sad to see a former deputy Prime Minister trying to justify someone ...

Posted by Ajith

Sub: The fast is good news

Its good that they are undertaking this one day fast. But i wonder why its just a day...its high time they all lost some weight....this ...

Posted by Susan

Sub: bjp in coma without crutches of religion

bjp goes into coma without the crutches of religion. the fact that it lost has made most of its members work overtime to politicise just ...

Posted by B. Vaidya.

Sub: Drama

Advani start not dharna but political Drama............

Posted by Jaya



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