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PM denies being a British informer

April 05, 2004 18:31 IST

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Monday denied Congress allegations that he was a British informer during the 1942 Quit India Movement.

"I was arrested as a student. I had just finished my high school in Gwalior and joined the Quit India Movement. My family thought I would be arrested and sent me to my village, Bateshwar," he said at an election rally after welcoming Deputy Prime Minister Lal Kishenchand Advani's 'Bharat Uday Yatra' in Lucknow.

"The movement had spread even there. I was ready to face it [the case] but there was no evidence against me. I was not an informer.

"Would I have been able to face you had I committed the shameful act? I would have renounced everything and left.

"There is a limit to character assassination for winning election. They have crossed all the limits.

"One should maintain dignity and decorum. Whoever crosses the limit is wrong," he said.

Elections were temporary, "but life is long and we can change the country's destiny if we work together", he added.

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God, what are we coming to,?!! Are we to witness the patriotism of a political leader and a parlimentarian of over four decades being questioned ...

Posted by J.N. Kini

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This is ridiculous. What on earth is going to be achieved by doing such mudslinging. There are more serious problems facing the country and to ...

Posted by karthikeyan

Sub: The lowest to which the opposition can stoop

politics is bad, but this is too much. How can they speak of our PM like that? there should be some should act responsibly. ...

Posted by Sameer

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Dear Editor, I take this opportunity to ask BJP as to why they have not instituted enquiry in the wrong-doings during Cong rule of 50 ...

Posted by Ashok Gupta

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It seems the politicians ahve really run out off agenda for the polls. I often hear these kind of accusations, when i see my kids ...

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