`Advani`s Yatra - pot calling the kettle black`
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Last Updated: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 22:01
  
Itanagar: BJP stalwart LK Advani’s allegation of corruption and scams against the Congress government in the state and the Centre, was an instance of 'the pot calling the kettle black', APCC President Nabam Tuki said on Thursday.

The Congress believed in action and everybody knew about the steps taken by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and AICC president Sonia Gandhi against corruption and to bring back black money stashed away in foreign countries, Tuki said in a release here.

Itanagar: BJP stalwart LK Advani’s allegation of corruption and scams against the Congress government in the state and the Centre, was an instance of 'the pot calling the kettle black', APCC President Nabam Tuki said on Thursday.

The Congress believed in action and everybody knew about the steps taken by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and AICC president Sonia Gandhi against corruption and to bring back black money stashed away in foreign countries, Tuki said in a release here.

BJP general secretary Tapir Gao?s call to eradicate Congress from the country, he said, would remain the party's dream.

He alleged that Advani, during his visit to the state as deputy prime minister, had promised funds for the development of Arunachal Pradesh, but the then NDA government did not sanction a single penny for the state.

The UPA-II, on the other hand, launched flagship programmes to benefit every section of the people, Tuki said.

Party Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjay said that Arunachal situation was an internal matter of the party and Advani had no locus standi to question the elected government.

The Congress president was alive to the situation and has appointed a three-member committee to ease it, he said in statement.

The yatra, he said, had no relevance for the North Eastern states, particularly Arunachal, which was eyewash to mend his mistake of laying the foundation for a 500-bed hospital at Naharlagun and the green field airport at Banderdewa.

Stating that neither of the projects took off, he said the UPA government sanctioned the hospital project recently.

"BJP cannot fool the people through tall talk," Sanjay said.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 22:01


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