NDA displays strength in Ludhiana rally, Modi-Nitish meet steal the show

May 10th, 2009 - 10:48 pm ICT by ANI  

Bharatiya Janata Party Ludhiana, May 10 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance displayed its full strength on Sunday, as its alliance partners came together to share common platform here.

Among the prominent NDA leaders, present in the election rally held Ludhiana, included BJP President Lal Krishna Advani, Narendra Modi, Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar, Rashtriya Lok Dal leader Ajit Singh and Shiromani Akali Dal President Parkash Singh Badal.

Addressing the rally Advani said the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has admitted the need to bring back black money from foreign banks.

“Prime Minister himself has said that the black money stashed in foreign banks will be brought back in the first 100 days. I believe this is your victory before polls,” Advani said.

But all eyes were on the sharing of common dais by Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar, the Bihar chief minister, who had reportedly refused to share same stage with Modi in Bihar.

BJP’s firebrand leader and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi slammed Congress-led UPA for dilly-dallying over executing Afzal Guru, the convict of Parliament attack case.

“Afzal Guru helps you in your vote bank politics, therefore you are not executing the capital punishment. Brothers and sisters, this is an act of fooling people,” said Modi attacking the Congress party.

Meanwhile, Nitish Kumar, who is being wooed by the Congress-led alliance and the ‘Third Front’, charged the UPA government with promising aid to Bihar state during last year’s floods in Kosi river and later withdrawing it.

“There cannot be more shameful act in this country than this. Everyone offers help during the time of a catastrophe but which kind of government is this which asks to return the financial help,” Nitish Kumar said.

Besides, the presence of Telangana Rashtriya Samiti (TRS) chief K. Chandrashekhar Rao also served as a morale booster for the NDA ahead of the next round of the month-long staggered poll on Wednesday (May 13).

The main contest is between the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance and the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance. (ANI)

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