BJP slams Congress for national ‘failures’ …

The Bharatiya Janata Party launched its campaign for the upcoming municipal polls,with senior leaders addressing party workers at Ramlila Maidan on Sunday.

Written by Priyanka Sharma | New Delhi | Published:February 27, 2012 3:25 am

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) launched its campaign for the upcoming municipal polls,with senior leaders addressing party workers at Ramlila Maidan on Sunday.

National party leaders like L K Advani,Sushma Swaraj,Arun Jaitley and M Venkaiah Naidu were joined by city seniors such as Leader of the Opposition in Delhi Assembly V K Malhotra,Delhi BJP chief Vijender Gupta and Mayor Rajni Abbi.

The leaders spoke of Congress “failures” at the national level to lay the foundation of their campaign for the civic elections,scheduled for April. They,however,missed out on city issues like water shortage and development problems.

“There is an anti-Congress wave in the society. People are fed up with the rule of the Congress. There is no leadership in the party,due to which we have seen repeated failure in controlling inflation and corruption. There has been 2G spectrum scam and Commonwealth Game scam in their rule,” Jaitley said.

Advani spoke of bigger picture,one with the BJP government at the Centre. “The one who wins here,wins nationally. These municipal polls have an impact on the nation. We will not only defeat Congress at the corporation level,but also oust them from the Centre,” he said.

“Congress failed to perform its duties and gave us the opportunity to win. We have to bank upon this environment and encash it in the polling booths. We have to emerge victorious in all the three corporations — North,South and East,” said Swaraj.

She said if BJP is defeated it will be due to the “lack of unity of the party workers”.

Naidu asked the workers to not to lose hope if they do not get a ticket.

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