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Advani terms Manmohan worst PM

Hubli, April 22 (DHNS): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L K Advani said here on Sunday that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was India’s worst prime minister.

Advani told reporters at the airport that the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government at the Centre had not been able to provide good governance.

Governance had been distributed between the prime minister and Congress president Sonia Gandhi. “Then, how can one expect good governance,” he asked.

On Karnataka politics, Advani agreed that the “misdeeds” of B S Yeddyurappa during his tenure as chief minister had tarnished the image of the BJP. But D V Sadananda Gowda and Jagadish Shettar had given a good account of themselves as chief ministers. Hence, the BJP would retain power in the State.

He said six states, including Karnataka, would face Assembly elections in the next one year. The winning spree of the BJP would start from Karnataka.

He downplayed differences in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over projecting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate. Advani said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of the Janata Dal-United had raised objection to Modi becoming the prime minister.

However, this was not a big problem. “There is no misunderstanding among NDA partners. A solution will be found shortly,” he added.

Advani later left for Ranebennur in Haveri district to address an election rally.
Meanwhile, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu described Narendra Modi as the most popular leader in the country. Therefore, the party decided to project Modi as its prime ministerial candidate.

Naidu told journalists in Hubli that Modi was also the choice of a majority of the people. The party would take a decision on Nitish Kumar’s opposition to Modi’s candidature later.

Naidu was here to campaign for BJP candidates.

He said the budget session, which would begin after a month’s recess on Monday, would be stormy as the Congress was trying to protect the guilty in various scams, including the 2G spectrum and coal block allocation.

BJP president Rajnath Singh said the NDA would not split over its prime ministerial candidate.

Singh told reporters at Sambra airport in Belgaum that  BJP’s poll plank would be development. Later, Singh left for Chikkodi to address an election rally.

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  • Zahid, Mangalore/Dubai

    Mon, Apr 22 2013

    Not winning spree of the BJP start from Karnataka but downfall of BJP start from karnataka, the politician like you are in BJP. You never speak truth always lying.

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  • Praveen, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 22 2013

    I am a supporter of congress.
    But this time i fully agree with LK Advani. our PM is and dumb person.

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  • Declan, Mumbai

    Mon, Apr 22 2013

    Mr.Manmohan Singh may not be the best PM India has produced but it is very, very unfair to call him dumb. Public memory is short. He is a highly qualified Economist. Please remember that he has been the best Finance Minister India has produced. I can even go as far as saying that he is the 'Father' of Economic Reforms in India.

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  • Praveen, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 22 2013

    He may be good reformist 15 years before . now the world has changed .He should act according to the time.
    15 years before we never had a cell phone.now even a beggar has it. when people become old, thinking power becomes less. now he is asking to the cameramen teekhey after the speech.then what you will expect from him.

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  • Declan, Mumbai

    Tue, Apr 23 2013

    You are right in saying that when people become old their thinking becomes less that is why I think Advani is making such poor and rubbish comments day by day.

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  • KRPrabhu, Kudla/Bangalore

    Mon, Apr 22 2013

    Advaniji talks first and thinks later.This has happened many times in parliament too and later he apologises in writting also if necesssary.....
    There is no second opinion on what he spoke about MMS but it was not the occasion to hurl accusations personally....

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  • saleem, UPPALA /DUBAI

    Mon, Apr 22 2013

    As a senior politian , we are not expecting this type of cheap comments. Even his party itself outdated this gentleman -

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  • Saleem Baji, Kaikamba / Abu Dhabi

    Mon, Apr 22 2013

    One of the senior politician never to become a PM...! He tried everything during the last elections and the worst part was his dirty language which he used to abuse his opponnents! Then he realised for the last time that he will never become the PM of India. he said he will take sanyas from politics and went on for a long holiday after beeing humiliated in the elections. Advani is a lost politician who did everything but could achieve nothing. He is back again and using the same filthy language against his political opponants..., but for why. Advaniji, for a senior politician like you, this is is not good.

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