UPA destabilising BJP governments in states: Advani

BJP Parliamentary Party Chief LK Advani on Tuesday charged the UPA regime with trying to destabilise his party`s governments in states and made a special mention of Gujarat, where Narendra Modi is Chief Minister.

Last Updated: May 10, 2011, 23:23 PM IST

New Delhi: BJP Parliamentary Party Chief LK
Advani on Tuesday charged the UPA regime with trying to destabilise
his party`s governments in states and made a special mention
of Gujarat, where Narendra Modi is Chief Minister.

"In a planned manner, the Centre is unleashing an assault
on the federal structure of the country. It is seeking to
destabilise governments by rank abuse of CBI. Most prominent
case is that of Gujarat," BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad
said, quoting Advani.

Advani made this accusation in his valedictory address at
the two-day conclave of BJP and NDA chief ministers here.

The senior BJP leader has praised Modi often on his blog
and in his speeches and hailed his style of governance which
is focused on development and industrialisation.

Advani said all BJP-ruled states will fight this
discrimination and "step-motherly" treatment by the Centre.

Modi was the most prominent face among the seven chief
ministers who attended the conclave here.

He even made a presentation at the meet on how Gujarat had
ushered in transparency and accountability in governance
through use of Information Technology.

"Modi informed us that in Gujarat all check-posts have
been computerised and all trucks going from the state to
Maharashtra are accounted for. The Sales Tax collection has
been computerised and it has helped the state earn an
additional profit of Rs 700 crore," Prasad said.

The chief minister also talked about Computer Visibility
Boards in every district which are linked to villages, thus
helping people get information about weather and rates of
agricultural products.

PTI