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"Sonia's election is unfortunate"

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, New Delhi
May 15, 2004 05:13 PM IST

BJP termed Sonia's election as CPP leader "unfortunate" and said it would keep a "close watch" on important issues.

BJP on Saturday termed as "unfortunate" the election of Sonia Gandhi as leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party and said it will keep a "close watch" on all issues of national importance.

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"It is unfortunate that the Congress Party could not find as its leader a person of Indian origin from among a population of 100 crores," party general secretary and spokesman Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said in a statement in New Delhi.

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Our best wishes are with the new Government but we will keep a close watch on all issues of national importance," he said.

Despite the stunning verdict against the party, BJP President Venkaiah Naidu had on Friday asserted that the party continued to believe that high constitutional posts should not be held by people of foreign origin.

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