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January 7, 2009

Shekhawat's statement stuns BJP

Former Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhwat's plan to contest election, has surprised the BJP. He has also questioned the party's decision to project LK Advani as Prime Minister.

Shekhawat said that if health permits him then he would contest the election from Rajasthan. He also said that the BJP has deviated from its path and there is casteism and corruption in its ranks.

The veteran leader said that he is no longer with any party. On a question regarding LK Advani who has been projected as the Prime Minister if the party comes to power, Shekhawat said that the elected representatives alone can choose a leader after the elections.

The party feels that Shekhawat can hurts its chances in the upcoming Parliament elections. He said that he hasn't decided the party or the constituency but vowed to start a campaign against corruption, soon.

Shekhawat, one of the most senior leaders in the BJP, had unsuccessfully contested the election for the post javascript:void(0)
Publish Postof President, though he had lost to the UPA candidate Pratibha Patil.



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