Friday, April 1, 2011

BJP to seek mandate to sit in opposition

Coimbatore, Mar 31:


The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would seek a mandate in the April 13 Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu to sit in the opposition, party senior party Leader Sushma Swaraj said.

In a brief chat with newspersons at the airport, Ms Swaraj, who arrived here to launch her campaign in the western region of the state, said the BJP wanted to play a major role in the opposition.

Asked about BJP's role in the event of a hung assembly after the elections, she shot back, "what is the necessity for asking this question. It is the problem of the political parties which are going to form the government." "As far as the BJP is concerned, we would ask the people to vote for the party to play a major role in the opposition", she said.

The BJP, ploughing a lonely furrow, is contesting in more than 170 seats. The party's state unit President and former Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan is seeking election from Nagercoil.

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