BJP leaders` conduct should be above board: Advani

Last Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 19:26

Bangalore: In an apparent reference to
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, veteran BJP leader L
K Advani on Thursday said conduct of party leaders should be above
board and opposition must not be given a chance to point
finger at them.

"I feel that BJP and BJP workers have a big responsibility
...in the present situation our conduct should always be above
board, absolutely above board," Advani said.

"No one should be able to say that here I am committing
any wrong," the former Deputy Prime Minister said after
inaugurating the party`s new office-building here.

Advani, however, made no mention of Yeddyurappa, who was
among the dignitaries present at the function.

Yeddyurappa, who completes three years in office next
month, has been under constant attack by opposition Congress
and JD-S which had repeatedly raised allegations of
corruption, nepotism and favouritism against him.

The Opposition attack embarrassed BJP as it came at a time
when the party was going hammer and tongs against UPA on
scams.

Advani said, "....ours is not an ordinary party, ours is an
extraordinary party and therefore any small shortcoming is
highlighted more than in any other party. Another party...they
can loot, indulge in so many things and get away with it, not
the BJP."

He said the BJP is "marked very carefully" and even its
smallest flaw is highlighted, and asked partymen to understand
this.

Advani said, "...the fact that we win an election is not
as important as what we do after winning an election, how well
we administer, how well we govern, what`s the reputation that
we earn....".

PTI



First Published: Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 19:26

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