Advani is BJP choice for PM: Jaswant Singh
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Last Updated: Thursday, November 17, 2011, 23:41
New Delhi: Claiming that the country is moving towards mid-term elections, BJP leader Jaswant Singh today said there is no dispute within the party on the leadership issue and LK Advani is the unanimous choice for Prime Minister's post.

Asked if BJP has been able to present itself as an alternative, Singh said, "Definitely, BJP is the choice of the people. And as far as the question of leadership in the party is concerned, Advani is our topmost leader... There is neither any doubt nor any dispute on this issue."

On his choice for Prime Minister in the party, he said, "My choice is Advani."

In reply to a question on the issue of his not enjoying the same stature after his return to the party as he did before, he said, "I have nothing to do with this. I was invited to the party. I came back on the invitation of Advani and (party president) Gadkari. This was not a give-and-take deal."

Singh expressed concern over the current political situation in the country.

"It is the government's functioning that creates issues. In this scenario, the kind of political landscape that is emerging is extremely sad. The anger of the people due to government's inactivity and corruption is boiling over," Singh said claiming that the "country is headed for mid-term polls."

The BJP MP maintained that such a situation had not emerged ever in the country in the last 60 years.


First Published: Thursday, November 17, 2011, 23:41

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