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Saturday, May 16, 2009

BJP leader LK Advani quits as leader of Opposition

Hindustan Times

New Delhi, May 16, 2009
First Published: 18:34 IST(16/5/2009)
Last Updated: 18:42 IST(16/5/2009)

Hours later the people's verdict did not turn in the favour of Bhartiya Janata Party on Saturday, its veteran leader LK Advani has decided to quit as the leader of Opposition and possibly retire from active politics.
Talking to the reporters, BJP general secretary Arun Jaitely said that BJP board has not yet accepted Advani's offer to resign.
Till afternoon, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance was a distant second, with leads in just about 100 seats.

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