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Gujarat proves people don't want Congress: PM
December 17, 2002 12:02 IST
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Tuesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party's victories in the Gujarat assembly election and the by-polls in Rajasthan have shown that people do not want the Congress.
"... because of this the BJP's responsibility has increased," he told the BJP parliamentary party at its weekly meeting in New Delhi.
But partymen should not be overconfident and must work towards the BJP's success in the coming assembly polls, party spokesman V K Malhotra quoted Vajpayee as saying.
The prime minister said it was the Congress that had raised the Godhra issue during electioneering in Gujarat.
He said the victory in Gujarat was due to the good work done by the BJP government in the state and also the negative propaganda of the Congress, according to Malhotra.