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Cong to target Vajpayee's role as colonial "spy"

MP Cong resolved to launch campaign targeting PM for his alleged role as "informer" for Britain before independence.

india Updated: Apr 13, 2004 20:12 IST
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Madhya Pradesh Congress on Tuesday decided to launch an effective campaign among the people against Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for his alleged role of an "informer" for the British government during the 1942 Quit India Movement.

In a resolution adopted by the newly-appointed Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee meeting here, it decided to make people aware about the role played by Vajpayee during the period by "tendering an apology and turning an informer of the then British government."

The MPCC also decided to take BJP head on for raking up the foreign origin issue of Congress President Sonia Gandhi and the Bofors issue.

"The way BJP is campaigning against Sonia Gandhi and her family members, in the same way Congress would give reply to it by launching an effective campaign," the resolution said.

The resolution also condemned BJP for making indecent remarks against Sonia and her children.

It also welcomed the entry of Rahul Gandhi into active politics and also Priyanka Vadra for deciding to play the role of a "star campaigner."

Their decision would help the party in going ahead in the direction of values and principles set by late Rajiv Gandhi, besides providing dynamic and youthful leadership to the youths, it said.