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I can run the government, thank you: PM

May 07, 2004 20:15 IST

Apparently stung by Congress' claim that he had become tired and forgetful rendering him unfit to lead a government, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Friday said, "I have shown how to run a government and I will show it again."

Vajpayee's comments came after he mentioned the name of sitting Lok Sabha MP of Khurja Ashok Pradhan as Ashok Tandon.

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"Now the newspapers will make an issue of this," Vajpayee said jocularly adding he had done it (mentioning the wrong surname) deliberately.

"I don't forget. But sometimes it takes me a little time. I am clarifying beforehand so that there is no slip up," he said at a rally in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh.

"People say I am forgetful and I am not capable. I am not incapable. I have shown how to run a government and I will show it again. Nowadays, everyone tends to twist statements. But I think the voter will understand and I am confident that people will give us their mandate," he said.

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