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Congress defeat never so certain, BJP grateful to Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi: LK Advani

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 - 5:16pm IST | Agency: PTI

  • LK Advani

Congress' defeat never seemed as "certain" as it does now with party president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh working to "ensure" that BJP-led government comes to power after Lok Sabha polls, BJP leader LK Advani said today taking a dig at the ruling party.

No earlier government, Advani wrote on his blog, has presided over so many scams and scandals as the UPA rule has and corruption has become the "dominant" characteristic of this government. People are eagerly looking forward to throw it out at the earliest, he said. "I have participated in all General Elections since 1952. In none of the fifteen elections held till today, Congress's defeat seemed as certain as it does this time... Following carefully the performance of the Sonia- Manmohan Singh government since 2004, I have been telling colleagues that we should be grateful to the UPA duo for working systematically and steadfastly to ensure that in 2014, once again a BJP-led government comes into power," he said.

Making no mention of the recent row in BJP over his displeasure on its decision to field him from Gandhinagar, the veteran leader named Deendayal Upadhyaya, Nanaji Deshmukh, Atal Behari Vajpayee and Kushabhau Thakre as the role models for the whole party to emulate.

What he regarded Vajpayee's most conspicuous trait, Advani said, was that even with such cardinal achievements to his credit he never sensed in him even a trace of ego or arrogance. "It is therefore that while talking about the balance sheet of all Prime Ministers since 1947, I myself can say that he was by far the most outstanding of all," he said.

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