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NDA dubs Sonia Gandhi as 'fickle minded'

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, New Delhi
May 18, 2004 10:53 PM IST

The NDA attacked Congress-led alliance and Left parties for choosing as Prime Minister a "fickle minded" person like Sonia Gandhi.

The NDA on Tuesday attacked Congress-led alliance and Left parties for choosing as Prime Minister a "fickle minded" person like Sonia Gandhi and committed itself to playing a "responsible and responsive role" inside and outside Parliament.

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"They will have to answer how they decided (as Prime Minister) a fickle-minded person (chanchal swabhav), who has changed her views four times. How this country will be run if she becomes the Prime Minister?" NDA Convener George Fernandes told reporters emerging from a 75-minute meeting of the alliance at outgoing Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's residence.

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He was responding to a question on Sonia's decision not to be the Prime Minister.

Fernandes said the dilly-dallying on the part of the Congress Chief foretold the "shape of things to come."

Asked whether NDA would boycott the swearing-in of the new Government in view of Sonia's unexpected announcement at the CPP meeting, Fernandes said "her not becoming the Prime Minister has not been decided so far. But if she does not become, we have no quarrel.

He said if she had taken this decision earlier, there was no need for NDA to "go this far (of announcing boycott)."

Fernandes said even if Sonia does not become Prime Minister, the foreign origin issue would be important and "it is important for us to resolve that issue." 

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