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Advani Targets PM, Says He's Presiding Over "Most Corrupt" Govt

Buxar (Bihar), Oct 12: As BJP leader L K Advani's ‘yatra' reached the UP-Bihar border, he launched a sharp attack on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh alleging he is presiding over the “worst and most corrupt

PTI [ Updated: October 13, 2011 7:03 IST ]
advani targets pm says he s presiding over most corrupt govt
advani targets pm says he s presiding over most corrupt govt

Buxar (Bihar), Oct 12: As BJP leader L K Advani's ‘yatra' reached the UP-Bihar border, he launched a sharp attack on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh alleging he is presiding over the “worst and most corrupt government of independent India”.


Listing a series of alleged scams during the rule of Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, Advani said “however the cash-for-votes scam is the most terrifying of all”.

Targeting Manmohan Singh, Advani said when he had assumed Prime Ministership, there was a perception that Singh was honest and there would be no scams in his rule. However, it was during this government that MPs were offered cash for votes and then the whistleblowers were sent to jail, Advani said.

“Of what use is Manmohan Singh's honesty”? Advani told a gathering here.

Advani reiterated the UPA government did not seem stable. “Though the term of this government is till 2014, but I don't know.

“Two ministers of the government are speaking against each other”, he said in an apparent reference to the standoff between Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Home Minister P Chidambaram on 2G spectrum issue.

Advani claimed that during the Emergency days the government of the day had paid the price for jailing leaders like Jayaprakash Narain, Morarji Desai and Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

“This government will also pay for its acts,” Advani said.

Corruption, inflation and black money were the three issues on his agenda, Advani said. PTI

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