This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Oh yes, I figured out what the problem was. My JUnit test class extends from another super class and in that super class, there was a reference to the aop-config.xml. I do not know who has added it. Guess it could be due to eclipse auto fill feature or something else. I removed it and it all started working again.