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India to continue shining under NDA if voted to power: Naidu

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Jhunjhunu
May 01, 2004 10:17 PM IST

Under NDA rule the credibility of India had improved internationally, thus BJP chief Naidu asserted that the people should vote NDA to power.

Asserting that India's image had undergone a sea change in the international arena under the leadership of Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, BJP chief M.Venkaiah Naidu asked the people to vote the NDA government back to power "so that the country would continue to shine".

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“Bharat mein udai ka daur chal raha hain (India is witnessing resurgence). To maintain it give majority to BJP and its NDA partners and make Vajpayee Prime minister again”, Naidu said while addressing an election rally in the city in support of BJP candidate Santosh Ahlawat.

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"Under NDA rule, under the able leadership of Vajpayee credibility of India had improved internationally and the country had created an identity of a strong nation instead of a poor and backward country," he said.

Reacting to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's criticism of India Shining campaign Naidu asked her to “travel on national highways and then decides if there is a feel good or not".

"India has become economically strong, there has been unprecedented increase in foreign exchange reserves and rupee was stronger that gives a sense of real feel good," he said.

Wooing Muslims Naidu said BJP was not against minorities and emphasized that the NDA government had worked to ensure their development at a faster pace.

He sought vote for making India a developed nation by 2020 and expressed the hope that NDA would get more than 300 seats in the Lok Sabha elections as the opposition parties were fragmented.

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