Nagpur: Stating that Manmohan Singh happens to
be the weakest Prime Minister he has ever seen, senior BJP
leader LK Advani on Monday said that even the likes of IK Gujral,
Chandrashekar and Deve Gowda who had only handful of MPs with
them had performed better.
Addressing a meeting at Saoner near here, Advani said
that these former Prime Ministers provided good governance.
But Manmohan Singh would not initiate anything unless he gets
signal from `10 Janpath`.
The BJP patriarch further said that when the UPA retained
power (in 2009), Manmohan Singh had promised to take concrete
steps to bring back black money stashed away in foreign
countries within 100-days after coming to power.
But it has been two years that the Congress-led coalition
has been at the Centre and failed to fulfil its promise, he
said adding if the black-money is brought back, all six lakh
villages in the country can get rid off problems of drinking
water, electricity and infrastructure.
Referring to Manmohan Singh`s recent comments on
Right-to-Information Act, the BJP veteran said the whole
country knows that the RTI brought transparency in the system
and even brought the differences between two important cabinet
ministers (Pranab Mukherjee and P Chidambaram) before the
He claimed that his yatra was receiving tremendous
response from the people.
Advani was accorded a warm reception at Kelwat on the
Maharashtra-Madhya Pradesh border. BJP president Nitin Gadkari
and deputy leader of the BJP in the Lok Sabha Gopinath Munde,
party general secretary Venkaiah Naidu and state BJP president
Sudhir Mungantiwar received him.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivrajsingh Chauhan
accompanied Advani to see him off on the border.
BJP functionaries Anant Kumar and Ravi Shankar Prasad
were also present on the occasion.