The Web


Home > News > Elections 2004 > PTI > Report

Vajpayee denies Lalji Tandon sacked

April 14, 2004 22:26 IST

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Wednesday denied that senior party colleague Lalji Tandon had been replaced as his election agent in his Lucknow Lok Sabha constituency.

Also Read

UP stampede toll 21, PM rushing to Lucknow

EC seeks report on saree distribution function

Vajpayee's Lucknow rally called off

Stampede brought BJP, SP closer?

The prime minister and his party were put in an embarrassing situation after 21 women and a child were killed in Lucknow on Sunday in a stampede during a saree distribution function, which was part of Tandon's birthday celebrations.

"No (such) decision has been taken," Vajpayee told reporters in Lucknow.

Dismissing reports that Tandon had been replaced by S S Ahluwalia, Bharatiya Janata Party spokesman Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told PTI in Delhi, "The party has not discussed the issue, nor has it taken any decision on it. Such reports are mischievous, misleading and aimed at creating confusion."

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Write us a letter
Discuss this article

Related Stories

Stampede: BJP sacks Lalji Tandon

Stampede did not dent image: PM

BJP 'carpet bombing' on April 6

India Votes 2004

© Copyright 2004 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.

Copyright © 2004 India Limited. All Rights Reserved.