UPA govt approximates communist one: Advani

In yet another attack on Manmohan Singh, BJP leader LK Advani said that after he became PM, the system in India "approximates the communist system".

Last Updated: Nov 05, 2011, 20:32 PM IST

Mumbai: In yet another attack on Manmohan
Singh, BJP leader L K Advani said today that after he became
the Prime Minister, the system in India "approximates the
communist system" in which the party chief was "more
important".

Advani recalled the visit of Russian leaders Nikita
Khruschev and Nikolai Bulganin to Rajasthan in 1955 and about
the talk that "priority was to be given to Khruschev and not
to Bulganin."
Khrushchev was then the Soviet Communist Party First
Secretary while Bulganin was the Prime Minister.

"Ever since Manmohan Singh became the Prime Minister, the
system in India approximates the communist system. There, the
party chief was more important (than the head of the
government)," he told reporters here.

"That is why I say that 10 Janpath (Sonia Gandhi`s
residence) has become more important than RCR (7, Race Course
Road, the PM`s official residence)," Advani said.
Advani wanted to know why is the Congress President
"totally silent on the issue of black money, on the issue of
corruption, on the issue of inflation."

"It is either the Congress spokespersons who are speaking
or the Prime Minister who is speaking, that too occasionally,
but not the Congress President," Advani said.

PTI