Advani flays dynastic rule in Cong

Senior BJP leader L K Advani on Friday took a dig at the Congress for `perpetuating` dynastic rule.

Last Updated: Feb 04, 2011, 22:36 PM IST

Belgaum (Karna): Senior BJP leader L K
Advani on Friday took a dig at the Congress for `perpetuating`
dynastic rule.

"Mahatma Gandhiji became president of the Congress
party only once. But now, member of only one family is
continuing to head that party," Advani said in an apparent
reference to the Nehru family.
Addressing a gathering after inaugurating an
auditorium and `Kumbhabishekam` of the Universal Temple at
Ramakrishna Ashram here, he said Swami Vivekananda and Gandhi
dreamt of progressive India, but unfortunately that has not
happened.

"Let us not be under impression that we are becoming
super power," Advani cautioned.

Referring to the controversy triggered by his remarks
on Mohammad Ali Jinnah, he said, "When I made reference to
Jinnah`s speech, it became a big controversial issue.
"I only quoted Jinnah`s words that Hindus go to temple
and Muslims to Masjid for prayers and now let us consider them
all equal."

Advani suggested a full length feature film be made on
Vivekananda in English, Hindi and other languages and recalled
the services rendered by Sister Nivedita.

Advani later visited `Veer Soudha`, a monument built
in memory of Gandhi, and had a glimpse of photographs of 1924
Congress session held in this city held under the
presidentship of Gandhi.

Advani also said there was no change in NDA`s demand
for a JPC probe into 2G spectrum, CWG and Adarsh Society scams
and a meeting would held in Delhi on February eight to discuss
and decide on future plans to adopted during the budget
session of Parliament.

When media persons sought his reaction on developments
concerning his party government in Karnataka, where Chief
Minister B S Yeddyurappa himself faced allegations of
corruption, Advani said, "It is for the BJP party heads to
think about it."

PTI