Advani attacks Congress over dynastic succession

Launching a frontal attack on Congress, BJP leader LK Advani on Friday said the ruling party has "accepted" dynastic succession as a principle.

Last Updated: Nov 04, 2011, 14:06 PM IST

Pune: Launching a frontal attack on Congress,
BJP leader LK Advani on Friday said the ruling party has
"accepted" dynastic succession as a principle, for which the
country is "criticised" the world over.
Without naming the Gandhi family, Advani said, "The
premier party has accepted dynastic succession as a principle.
Is it not shocking...the world over we are criticised for
this, but not within the country.

"Therefore, my party has categorically said that just as
good governance and corruption cannot go together, similarly
democracy and dynastic succession cannot co-exist," he said,
adding he was saying this for all parties.

Speaking further on the issue, he said, "While in case of
other shortcomings the media is forthright, there is something
about this which we cannot talk about, we cannot write about".
Asked if the judiciary had become active, the BJP leader
said, "When the executive becomes unmindful of its
obligations, then the judiciary?s role is to be active."

On the corruption cases involving its leaders in
Karnataka, Advani said, "I have said what I wanted to.I don?t
want to add anything".

To a question on Congress leader Digvijay Singh saying he
wanted to see Rahul Gandhi as prime minister once before his
death, Advani laughed it off, saying "This is the last laugh."

PTI