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Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

Need for introspection by BJP: Vajpayee

"Law will take its own course. Those who have made mistakes will have to pay for it" says Vajpayee.

india Updated: Jun 09, 2006 15:49 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Amidst controversy triggered by his reported statement on Rahul Mahajan, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee said there was a need for the BJP to introspect in the light of the alleged drug abuse by the son of slain party leader Pramod Mahajan.

"Mistakes can be made by people and by the party. It will take time to rectify them. After this (Mahajan) episode, there is a need for introspection by BJP", Vajpayee, who was in Gwalior, to attend a marriage, told reporters at the airport on Thursday night.

Claiming that his previous statement about Rahul was interpreted out of context, the senior BJP leader said he was speaking about him making a `mistake', from a human perspective.

"Law will take its own course. Those who have made mistakes will have to pay for it", he said in reply to a query.

Taking a strong stand for discipline within the party, Vajpayee said "indiscipline will not be tolerated in BJP. People have been removed from the party for it and this practice will be followed".

Without naming former party leader Uma Bharti, he ruled out chances of return by those asked to leave the party due to indiscipline.

First Published: Jun 09, 2006 15:49 IST

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