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Prez's son should not use her photograph for poll campaign: BJP

October 01, 2009 17:29 IST

Expressing concerns over President Pratibha Patil's son Rajendra Shekhawat using her photograph in his election campaign for Amravati seat in the Maharashtra assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday said India's highest constitutional post should not be dragged into electoral politics.

Asked if the party would approach the Election Commission on the issue, party spokesman Ravi Shankar Prasad said the BJP would never drag the President's name in any controversy and hence it would only appeal to her son contesting on the Congress ticket not to embarrass the nation by using her name in the election.

"Even a family member cannot flaunt the name of the President in an election, as it is the top most constitutional post and that should not be degraded in any manner," Prasad added.
A Correspondent in Delhi