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Incoherent Cong-led alliance dangerous for country: Mahajan

Friday 27 February 2004

Patna, Feb 27 (PTI) BJP General Secretary Pramod Mahajan today warned against a "loose and incoherent" alliance led by the Congress coming to power after the Lok Sabha elections saying that it would create political instability in the country but claimed that chances of such a coalition assuming power were remote.

"The nation has to choose between the solid NDA led by a matured and charismatic leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee and a loose and incoherent alliance headed Congress President Sonia Gandhi," Mahajan said. "Though the chances of such an alliance coming to power were remote, if at all this happens the country would be plunged into political instability", Mahajan told a press conference here. Stating between 1988 and 1998 the country saw seven prime ministers "come and go", Mahajan said "the people don’t want such instability to be repeated." Asserting that a pro-NDA wave was sweeping the entire country, the BJP General Secretary said "parties with caste and communal bias will bite the dust" in the upcoming elections. Mahajan said the Congress and some other parties were trying to sew up a broad alliance against the NDA "but they neither have a well-defined programme for taking the country further on the path of development nor any strategy for seat sharing and a common leader to spearhead their campaign in the elections." Mahajan also ruled out any electoral tie up with the Bahujan Samaj Party before and after the polls. He claimed that despite Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan joing the RJD-Congress alliance in Bihar, the NDA’s poll prospects in the state have not not dimmed.

See online : http://www.outlookindia.com/pti_pri...

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Outlook India, PTI, February 27, 2004.

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