Advani asks Assam voters to elect honest legislators

BJP leader L K Advani asked voters in Assam to see that their franchise did not give power to the corrupt, but to honest people who work for them and their state`s welfare.

Updated: Apr 06, 2011, 18:07 PM IST

Raha: BJP leader L K Advani on Wednesday
asked voters in Assam to see that their franchise did not
give power to the corrupt, but to honest people who work for
them and their state`s welfare.

"Voting is a sacred right given to you by the
Constitution. Use it judiciously to elect only honest and
corruption-free candidates," Advani said addressing an
election rally here.

Asserting that problems of poverty, unemployment, price
rise and insurgency remained since Independence, Advani said
the Centre had been embroiled in corruption scandals that
included the Rs 1,72,000-crore 2G spectrum scam, Rs
1,000-crore CWG and the Adarsh Housing scam in Mumbai.

"We wanted to discuss these issues in the winter session
of Parliament demanding the formation of a JPC, but the
government was unwilling to do so and no business was
conducted for the entire session for the first time," the
former deputy prime minister said.

"But when the CAG, Supreme Court, the Opposition in
Parliament and people supported us in our fight against
corruption, only then the government agreed to a JPC," he
said.

He also urged the Opposition to see how the Lok Pal Bill
could be passed in the next Parliament session for which
72-year-old social activist Anna Hazare was on a fast-unto-
death since yesterday.

He appealed to people to vote for the BJP for the
welfare and development of Assam and the nation as a whole.

Referring to India`s victory in the cricket World Cup,
Advani said, "The celebrations took place across the country
because when the honor of India is boosted, its national
pride also is boosted."

PTI