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PM must be elected from LS: Advani

Advani and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi,however,kept quiet over the cancellation of Mayaben Kodnani’s bail.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: March 28, 2009 10:27:02 am

Asking people to choose from opportunism,dynasty and nationalism,NDA’s prime ministerial candidate L K Advani repeated his attack on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday.

With his “Team Advani” in tow at a public meeting at Kankaria Football Ground in Ahmedabad,Advani expressed “pity” on Manmohan Singh rather than being angry. Advani and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi,however,kept quiet over the cancellation of Mayaben Kodnani’s bail in Godhra riots cases or on objectionable remarks made by BJP’s Pilibhit candidate Varun Gandhi.

Advani told the gathering that if the BJP won,only then India would win and be counted in the world. He said the present Government — of Sonia and not Manmohan Singh — was a total failure with not a single achievement,an “all time poor record”. After projecting a bleak future as the result of the current situation,he said people should vote for a “determined leader and honest Government”.

He said it pained him that Congress allies were leaving it one by one. “Kya tamasha hai (this is all nuisance)?” he said about allies offering Congress just a few seats in states like UP and Bihar. Advani said it was good that Sonia said she would not become PM herself.

About Singh being projected as PM,he said the Prime Minister must be the one elected to the Lok Sabha and if need be,the BJP would bring a constitutional amendment to ensure this.

Advani said injustice to Gujarat on matters like coastal security or denial to bring in GUJCOC would no more be tolerated and said discrimination was the enemy of federalism. He said what the US did post-9/11,India could do post-26/11 but that needed courage.

Modi said “who could be weaker than Manmohan Singh as the Prime Minister who could not even remove a senior Cabinet minister for not attending a single Cabinet meeting for one full year”. He also wondered if it was a coincidence that both at the time of Harshad Mehta scam and Satyam scam,Manmohan was holding important position in the Government at the Centre.

Modi criticised the PM for approaching the US after the Mumbai attacks last year rather that confronting Pakistan with evidence.

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