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'BJP, NDA back disinvestment'

Raipur Oct. 5. Claiming that both the BJP and the NDA had accepted the disinvestment policy, the BJP president, Venkaiah Naidu, today said the Union Cabinet would discuss as to how and when a unit would be divested.

On some Union Ministers going public with their views on disinvestment, the BJP chief told reporters that he had advised the Ministers concerned to arrive at a decision on the issue through discussions rather than issuing statements.

Speaking about the next Lok Sabha polls, Mr. Naidu said his party would fight the elections under the leadership of the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, and try to get 300 seats on its own.

The BJP planned to get 300 seats and would try to get a two-thirds majority along with its allies in the NDA. Stating that winning 300 seats was not an impossible task though a difficult one, the BJP leader said the party would seek votes by asking the people to compare BJP's achievements with the 40-year rule of the Congress. — PTI

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