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NDA divided over House boycott strategy

May 03, 2005 22:07 IST

Top leaders of the opposition alliance on Tuesday decided to meet again on Wednesday to review their current strategy in both Houses.

The decision comes amid growing differences within the National Democratic Alliance on the issue of boycotting Parliament and a fresh appeal from Lok Sabha Speaker to its chairman and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to reconsider the decision.

After participating in the discussions on the Finance Bill in Lok Sabha on Monday, a meeting of NDA Parliamentary Partyon Tuesdaymorning, chaired by Vajpayee, had decided to continue with its protest in both Houses till the time the "Opposition is allowed to raise its voice on issues like corruption".

The Telugu Desam Party, which extended outside support to the NDA government, is reluctant to join the protest on the ground that it wanted to raise several issues pertaining to Andhra Pradesh.

The NDA top brass swung into action and "convinced" the TDP to support the move, alliance sources said.

However, as the day wore on, the TDP apparently hinted that it may not be able to support the boycott beyond a couple of more days, which was indicated by the absence of party leader Yerran Naidu from NDA meetings since Tuesday evening.

Janata Dal-United member Prabhunath Singh also reportedly told television channels that NDA should reconsider its stand, which senior party leader Sharad Yadav termed as a "personal view".

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An honourable MP should be ashamed to share a house with goondas, mawaalis, chors and those who shield them and protect them.

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