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BJP will form government in 2014, UPA has failed on all fronts: Rajnath Singh

Saturday, 14 September 2013 - 7:56pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: ANI
Singh also challenged the ruling Congress Party to declare its prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 elections.
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Expressing confidence of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s victory in the 2014 general elections, party chief Rajnath Singh on Saturday alleged that the Congress-led UPA II Government has failed on both economic and diplomatic front.

“Seeing the mood of the nation, the BJP will form the government in 2014. The government has failed on both economic and diplomatic front,” he told media here.

Singh said there are no differences with party stalwart Lal Krishna Advani.

“There are no differences with Advaniji. He was and will remain active in the party,” said Singh, while ruling out reports of Advani being upset over Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s anointment as the party’s prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

“The RSS has never put pressure on us or intervened in our work. I don’t know why such rumours do the rounds,” he added.

Singh also challenged the ruling Congress Party to declare its prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 elections.

The BJP President earlier in the day said that it was only the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) that managed the country’s economy well when it was in power.

"I can say confidently that in the history of independent India, that it was only the Bharatiya Janata Party, when in power, and not the current Congress Party who could stabilise the country's economy and help it grow. No other party has ever done it,” he said.

Lauding the NDA, Singh said that people trusted the BJP and its governance during its regime.

“When the NDA was in power, we helped the country grow economically and took it to greater heights. Every economy analyst at that point in time thought that if the economy would go that smoothly, India would become an economically strong country in the world by 2020. People trusted us and our governance,” he added

BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad met Advani at the latter’s residence in New Delhi earlier this evening, and said that the party stalwart is not angry.

<span data-scayt_word="" advaniji"="" data-scaytid="177">“Advaniji</span> is not angry, everything is ok. Reports of a rift are incorrect, these are baseless rumours. <span data-scayt_word="Advaniji's" data-scaytid="178">Advaniji’s</span> support is always with the party We all respect him, he is an integral part of the <span data-scayt_word="BJP" data-scaytid="175">BJP</span>,” <span data-scayt_word="Prasad" data-scaytid="176">Prasad</span> told media after the meeting.</p> <p> Senior <span data-scayt_word="BJP" data-scaytid="212">BJP</span> leaders, including <span data-scayt_word="Sushma" data-scaytid="218">Sushma</span> <span data-scayt_word="Swaraj" data-scaytid="219">Swaraj</span> and <span data-scayt_word="Ananth" data-scaytid="220">Ananth</span> Kumar, met <span data-scayt_word="Advani" data-scaytid="213">Advani</span> at his residence this morning apparently in a bid to pacify the veteran leader, who was opposed to <span data-scayt_word="Gujarat" data-scaytid="214">Gujarat</span> Chief Minister <span data-scayt_word="Narendra" data-scaytid="215">Narendra</span> <span data-scayt_word="Modi's" data-scaytid="216">Modi’s</span> elevation as the prime ministerial candidate.</p> <p> <span data-scayt_word="Swaraj" data-scaytid="262">Swaraj</span> after the meeting said no one is upset with announcement of <span data-scayt_word="Modi" data-scaytid="264">Modi</span> for the top post.</p> <p> “Everything is positive, nobody is upset,” she said.</p> <p> <span data-scayt_word="Modi" data-scaytid="304">Modi</span>, who was on Friday named the <span data-scayt_word="BJP's" data-scaytid="307">BJP’s</span> prime ministerial candidate, met <span data-scayt_word="Advani" data-scaytid="305">Advani</span> soon after his elevation.</p> <p> There was, however, no official word from him after the meeting.</p> <p> The <span data-scayt_word="Modi-for-PM" data-scaytid="397">Modi-for-PM</span> announcement came after a meeting of the <span data-scayt_word="BJP's" data-scaytid="351">BJP’s</span> parliamentary board here last evening.</p> <p> The announcement was made by the <span data-scayt_word="BJP" data-scaytid="395">BJP</span> President after a meeting of the parliamentary board, which was skipped by <span data-scayt_word="Advani" data-scaytid="796">Advani</span>.</p> <p> Soon after the announcement, <span data-scayt_word="Modi" data-scaytid="445">Modi</span> thanked his party’s central leadership for giving him such an important responsibility, and expressed confidence that the <span data-scayt_word="BJP" data-scaytid="446">BJP</span> would emerge victorious in the next general elections.</p> <p> <span data-scayt_word="Modi" data-scaytid="495">Modi</span> assured his party workers and supporters that he would leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the <span data-scayt_word="BJP" data-scaytid="496">BJP</span> emerges victorious in the 2014 <span data-scayt_word="Lok" data-scaytid="497">Lok</span> <span data-scayt_word="Sabha" data-scaytid="498">Sabha</span> polls.</p> <p> Several attempts had earlier been made by senior leaders to convince <span data-scayt_word="Advani" data-scaytid="551">Advani</span>, who had resigned from all party posts when <span data-scayt_word="Modi" data-scaytid="552">Modi</span> was appointed the election campaign committee chief in <span data-scayt_word="Goa" data-scaytid="556">Goa</span> earlier this year. </p><p></p>

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