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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Stunt awards 2006

Is there an award for the best stunts performed in public life?

If yes, then I will back Sonia Gandhi to win this year's award.

Puzzled? You shouldn't be. She just resigned her Lok Sabha seat, stating...

"In the last few days some Opposition parties are trying to create an impression that the Congress and the United Progressive Alliance are using Parliament and the government only to protect me. This has hurt me very much."

"I have stated earlier also that I am in politics and public life not for my selfish ends," she said. "I have taken a pledge to serve the people of the country and to protect secular ideals. So, in keeping with my public life and political principles and according to my own belief, I resign as member of Lok Sabha and Chairperson of National Advisory Council. I have full faith that brothers and sisters of Rae Bareli and the whole nation will understand this feeling of mine."

(quoted text, courtesy: Rediff.com)


Blogger Eshwar S said...

Actually I think she did a pretty smart move. She had to do this in a sense to deflect the issue. The BJP and other opposition parties pushed the government to a corner. This was her only exit strategy and she has nothing to loose as she will definitely retain her Lok Sabha seat in case of a re-election. So politically speaking its a smart move.

3/24/2006 10:49:00 PM  

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