NEW DELHI (TIP): BJP leader L K Advani praised Narendra Modi and Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the same breath saying the two Chief Ministers have provided good governance in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. The remarks were significant as Advani, who is not on the best of terms with Modi and had even resigned from all party posts after he was made the poll campaign head, on Thursday skipped a crucial meeting of party with RSS in the national capital though the BJP said it was because of his prior commitments.
The BJP leader said states where BJP was in power, be it the Narendra Modi-led government in Gujarat or Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Madhya Pradesh–were doing good. He said the party will go the people in the coming Lok Sabha polls on the plank of good governance. Advani said be it Modi government or Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s or Raman Singh’s, they were giving good governance. He asked the people to compare all the goverments and think who can give honest governance and people oriented and efficient governance.
“The six-year NDA rule will outbeat UPA hands down,” he claimed. Moreover, there is no comparision to the governments of Modi and Chouhan, who were doing good job, he said. Advani said he was keenly following the UPA rule for the last three years and since the Commonwealth games, two issues have come to the fore that of inflation and corruption. The party will go to the people and ask them to compare the NDA rule and BJP-led governments in the states with UPA govt in the coming elections, he said.
Advani was participating in a condolence meeting for the party’s Tamil Nadu BJP general secretary V Ramesh who was murdered on July 19. He said he looked forward to a spectacular results in the coming assembly elections and Lok Sabha polls in hundred days and 200 days respectively. Advani had on Thursday skipped a crucial meeting of RSS and BJP leaders in Delhi post his public fall-out over elevation of Modi as head of party campaign committee for the 2014 polls.
BJP President Rajnath Singh said Advani was not present at the Delhi meeting due to prior commitments. Earlier, Advani, who was received by party’s Tamil Nadu leaders Ela Ganesan and Pon Radhakrishnan, visited Ramesh’s house at Maravaneri and consoled his wife, brother and son. He paid floral tributes at the photo of the leader. Police had made tight security arrangements in view of his visit.