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Vajpayee accuses Congress of promoting corruption

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Khajuraho
May 03, 2004 04:14 PM IST

Vajpayee has asked Sonia Gandhi to refrain from levelling corruption charges against BJP and counter accused Congress of promoting corruption.

Accusing Congress of promoting corruption, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Monday alleged that the mastermind of the multi-crore fake stamp-paper scam, Abdul Karim Telgi was a Congress worker, who is now languishing in a jail.

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Asking Congress President Sonia Gandhi to refrain from levelling corruption charges against BJP-led NDA, Vajpayee said she should not forget that "the fake stamp scam kingpin was once a Congress worker."

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Wrapping up the BJP campaign for 12 Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh going to polls in the first phase on May 5, near this temple-town, Vajpayee in his characteristic style remarked: "Jo Shishe Ke Gharon Mein Rahte Hain, Woh dusron ke Gharon Pe Patthar Nahin Phekte" (those living in glass houses should not throw stones at others houses).

Describing corruption as a social menace, Vajpayee said it should be fought jointly.

Alluding to the inexperience of Sonia Gandhi in the administration, the Prime Minister said: "Sarkar chalana koi bachon ka khel nahin hain" (to run the government is not child's play) and warned that a minor mistake could trigger in a national crisis for a country with 100 crore people. 

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