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BJP retorts SP remarks on Advani

BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu says that Amar Singh's remarks on LK Advani are just a cover for the 'secret deal' between the Congress and Samajwadi Party.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2008 05:59 PM IST

Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh's remarks that LK Advani is a bigger danger than US President George Bush, is only a ruse to cover up the SP's opportunistic alliance with Congress, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu said in Hyderabad on Sunday.

"Advani is country's opposition leader. How can Amar Singh say that Advani is bigger danger than Bush. It has become a tradition and fashion for political leaders to talk about secularism whenever they are in trouble or change loyalties," Naidu told reporters.

Congress and SP can make or break alliances, but they should not drag the name of BJP to cover up their opportunistic alliance, Naidu said.

The BJP leader demanded SP to "spell out secrets behind the deal with Congress as the people of the country has the right to know what is behind the deal".

The people of the country would teach a lesson to the opportunistic leaders and their policies, Naidu asserted.

Even if SP supports the UPA after Left parties withdraw support over Indo-US nuclear deal, the government would not last long, he said.

He demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Sigh convene Parliament session and seek vote of confidence.

The government has become "vulnerable" and would not last long, Naidu claimed.

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