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03 July, 2007

Anti-Patil plea in SC was 'Cong sponsored': BJP

NEW DELHI, JUL 3 (PTI): The BJP today alleged that the petition challenging the nomination of UPA-Left presidential candidate Pratibha Patil and dismissed by the Supreme Court was a "Congress-sponsored" litigation.
   "It had to be dismissed. It was a Congress-sponsored petition," BJP spokesman Prakash Javadekar told reporters here.
   He claimed it was filed so as to give the Congress an opportunity to discredit the BJP's campaign against her.
   ... Former BJP legal cell convenor Satpal Jain, who is now in charge of party affairs in Himachal Pradesh, is a leading figure in the NDA campaign for vice-president Bhairon Singh Shekhawat. ...