Sushma`s speech brings tears to Advani`s eyes

Advani, who has spoken strongly against corruption and Indian black money stashed away abroad, listened to Swaraj intently as she tore into the government`s stand on Hazare`s demands and its stand on the Lokpal issue.

Updated: Aug 28, 2011, 00:37 AM IST

New Delhi: Leader of the Opposition in Lok
Sabha Sushma Swaraj`s stirring speech in the House on Saturday on
the Lokpal issue on Saturday moved senior BJP leader LK Advani to
tears as he blessed and congratulated her.

Advani, who has spoken strongly against corruption and
Indian black money stashed away abroad, listened to Swaraj
intently as she tore into the government`s stand on Hazare`s
demands and its stand on the Lokpal issue.

Swaraj took dig at Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi
for his speech yesterday during Zero Hour. She did not even
spare Speaker Meira Kumar, saying she gave Gandhi permission
to speak for a full 15 minutes even though he was not
scheduled to express his views.

The Leader of the Opposition also took on the government
for allegedly misusing the CBI and said it had slapped false
charges against Advani in the Hawala case.

As soon as Swaraj finished her speech, Advani could not
control himself and was seen wiping his tears. Swaraj touched
his feet while taking her seat and Advani blessed her.

Advani soon left the House as Congress leader Sandeep
Dikshit started speaking on the issue.

PTI