CHANDIGARH: Senior BJP leader L.K. Advani on Sunday promised to perform “chamatkar” (miracle) that would reverse the rising prices, bring in fresh momentum in infrastructure development, interlink the rivers, increase the spread of education, provide better health facilities and effectively curb the menace of terrorism.
Addressing a ‘Vijay Sankalp Rally’, organised by the Chandigarh unit of the BJP, Mr. Advani said that if voted to power in the next general election, the NDA would ensure “Su-Raj” (good governance) which had remained elusive despite India having achieved “Swaraj” (self governance) in 1947. He called upon the youth to come forward and contribute in changing the perception of the “Ugly Indian Politician.”
Mr. Advani said the UPA regime at the Centre had followed policies that resulted in a record number of suicides by farmers during the last five years. The much-touted loan waiver scheme had eluded a vast majority of debt-ridden farmers. While the urban infrastructure had begun to decay, the present government had devalued every democratic institution.
The previous NDA government had to face much bigger crisis situations in the form of the Kargil war, international economic sanctions after conducting the Pokhran-II, colossal losses during the Gujarat earthquake and Orissa cyclone.
“Not on a single occasion did we pass on the burden to the common people,” he pointed out. Amid cheers, Mr. Advani said that during the NDA regime, terrorists were not allowed to escape.
He decried the attempt by practitioners of “vote bank politics” to link religion with terrorism, especially the latest coinage of “Hindu terror”.
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