Sunday, September 21, 2008

Vajpayee to be BJP's PM candidate again

Atal Bihari Vajpayee

New Delhi. Veteran BJP leader and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has announced that he would be running for the next parliamentary elections and be a candidate for the post of Prime Minister of India. This has given rise to fresh political speculations and controversies.

Political pundits see it as an attempt by BJP to show a moderate face in wake of recent attacks on Christians in BJP ruled states. Vajpayee shares the same birthday with Jesus Christ and there is considerable confusion on marital status of both. Commentators say that these similarities can be leveraged by BJP to offer an olive branch to the Christian community.

But Christian leaders are not impressed. Rev. Walson D’souza told Faking News, “BJP has already shown its true colors by attacking churches in Orissa and Karnataka. The Vajapayee factor is not enough to prove everything has changed. We want their leaders to confess and convert (sic).”

Congress too has ridiculed this flip flop by BJP leadership. “No one can trust these people. How can Vajpayee run for elections when he has weak knees?” wondered Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi.

Hitherto prime ministerial candidate of BJP Mr. L K Advani refused to comment on the whole issue. His silence is being seen as proof of growing divide between the two leaders of the saffron party.

Meanwhile BJP supporters were jubilant after hearing this news as they thought nothing could stop BJP from coming to power in the next parliamentary elections now.

When asked by Faking News reporter how could they be so sure, for BJP lost last parliamentary elections under Vajpayee’s leadership only, the supporters attacked our reporter with sticks and bricks. Our reporter has got a broken collar bone but he is recovering now.


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