PM Modi earns rare praise from 'sidelined' Advani for 'honest' government on second anniversary
Advani, a member of the BJP's 'Margadarshak Mandal', is in Ahmedabad to participate in the party's 'Vikas Parv'.
Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday received kudos from BJP patriarch LK Advani who hailed the NDA dispensation led by his once protege for "honesty" even as he accused Congress of attempting to malign the government's image through baseless allegations.
"India has received an honest government at Centre under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The government is determined to fulfil all its promises and it is moving in the right direction to do so," he said.
Advani, a member of the BJP's 'Margadarshak Mandal', is in Ahmedabad to participate in the party's 'Vikas Parv' (development festival).
The BJP veteran's remarks have come at a time when the Congress has launched stinging attacks on the government, saying it had nothing to show but "empty promises and gimmicks" and that people fell for Modi's "web of deceit".
The 'Vikas Parv' is being organised by the state party unit to celebrate the second anniversary of Modi government as well as the Gujarat government under Chief Minister Anandiben Patel.
Advani said he will put forward various works undertaken by both these governments before people.
"I am here as part of my duty to inform people about various pro-people works done by both these BJP governments during these two years," the Gandhinagar MP said.
He said the Congress is deliberately trying to malign the image of NDA government through baseless allegations, which have no grounds.
"People of India are still with BJP and NDA government," the BJP veteran said.
He later participated in "Vikas Gaurav Yatra" in the city. Advani is scheduled to address party workers and citizens at a grand function on Sabarmati riverfront on Friday evening.