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Scams during UPA rule have brought "shame" to nation: Advani

Last Updated: Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 18:17

Vapi: Attacking Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi, BJP leader
LK Advani on Sunday said scams during the UPA regime have brought
"shame" to the entire nation.

"When India adopted the parliamentary form of democracy,
big leaders of the world, including Winston Churchill, had
criticised us. But, in the later years, India proved to be
a successful democracy," he said.

"However, various scams during the UPA regime have
defamed the nation. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Sonia
Gandhi have brought shame to the parliamentary form of
democracy of the country," he said as his yatra entered
Gujarat.

"I used to respect the PM earlier but the way he won the
2008 trust vote by adtoping corrupt practices, no one will be
able to forgive him for saving the government by buying MPs,"
he alleged.

Lauding Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for "good
governance" and making the state "corruption-free", Advani
said that he was overwhelmed by the reception he received in
the state.

"Gujarat is the only state in the country, where there is
good governance and `swaraj`. This has been possible under the
able leadership of Narendra Modi," he said.

On the issue of black money, Advani said that if the Rs
25 lakh crore, stashed away in foreign banks, is brought back
to India, every village would get Rs 4 crore for development.

Modi welcomed Advani with a garland of roses at Vapi on
the border of Gujarat and Daman. Gujarat BJP president RC
Faldu was also present on the occasion.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 18:14

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