No place for untouchability in politics, says AdvaniFebruary 11th, 2009 - 7:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Addressing a function to mark the 56th death anniversary of BJP patron Deen Dayal Upadhyaya at the party headquarters here today, senior leader L K Advani said there is no place for untouchability in politics.
Questioning the social stigma attached to certain sections of society, Advani said, “If we cannot tolerate untouchability in social life, why should we ever even think of untouchability in politics?”
Advani urged BJP cadres to follow Upadhyaya’’s example in their political career.
He appealed to party members to seek inspiration from Upadhyaya who was criticised for joining hands with the Communist to form alliance governments in several states.
BJP chief Rajnath Singh, who was also present at the function, asserted that Upadhyaya’’s philosophy on governance is the only option before the nation in these economically trying times.
“Both the capitalist model and the Marxist model have collapsed not only for the nation but for the whole world and the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya model is best suited in these circumstances,” Singh said
The Upadhyaya philosophy calls for considering the world as one family and the Swadeshi concept of living, Singh added. (ANI)
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