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BJP's foreign origin issue insults all women: Rabri

PTI | ByImran Khan (Indo-Asian News Service), Patna
May 01, 2004 01:54 PM IST

From one woman to another, Bihar CM, Rabri Devi has been staunchly defending Sonia Gandhi saying that the BJP hurts all women when it questions her loyalty to her husband's country.

From one woman to another, Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi has been staunchly defending Congress president Sonia Gandhi saying that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hurts all women when it questions her loyalty to her husband's country.

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Campaigning for her Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in rural Bihar, which completes its three-phased election on May 5, Rabri Devi has been taking the BJP to task for its foreign origin campaign against her alliance partner Sonia Gandhi.

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In Madhepura, from where her husband Laloo Prasad Yadav is contesting against union minister Sharad Yadav, Rabri Devi said she realised the pain and suffering of Sonia Gandhi because she is also a woman.

Addressing rallies in her trademark rustic Hindi, Rabri Devi described the BJP's campaign against Sonia Gandhi's foreign origin as an insult to women rights.

"BJP hurts all women when it questions the integrity, loyalty and love for her husband's country," she said.

"I feel humiliated when BJP leaders call Sonia Gandhi an outsider and it hurts me more when they suspect her love and dedication for the people of India," Rabri Devi added.

The Bihar chief minister also publicly voiced her support for Sonia Gandhi as prime minister.

In her election meetings, she said Sonia Gandhi would become the prime minister after the victory of the secular alliance led by Congress in the polls.

The RJD is one of the Congress' strongest allies. The two parties are contesting elections together in Bihar. The RJD is contesting 26 and the Congress four seats.

The other allies -- Lok Janashakti Party, the Communist Party of India-Marxist and the NCP -- are contesting the remaining ten seats in the state.

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