Advani launches Bengal campaign on three-point agenda

March 6th, 2009 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, March 6 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani launched his party’s poll campaign in West Bengal Friday with a three-point agenda of development, good governance and security, saying no single political party will enjoy absolute majority in the near future.
“We believe that India can be one of the leading countries of the world. But for that there has to be a proper government which will work towards the development of the nation. The BJP has decided to push through a three-point agenda in the coming Lok Sabha elections - development, good governance and security - for the betterment of the country,” Advani said at a party conference here.

Seeking people’s participation in translating his party’s dream to reality he said: “The king cannot make everything happen. People should also come forward and take a leading role in that process. Firstly, they (people) need to do elect a good government for better administration.”

Ruling out any possibility of a third political alternative at the centre under the leadership of Left parties, Advani said: “There will be no third alternative at the centre. The people of this country have a strong belief in bipolar politics.

Lambasting the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, he said when it took office there were half a dozen central ministers who had cases of molestation and dacoity against their name.

“Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said this was a constraint of coalition politics. I don’t agree.

“We are in the coalition age. And no political party, in the near future, will get absolute majority, but that does not mean we will compromise with corruption and our ideology,” he said.

Advani was in Kolkata as part of his Sankalp Yatra and he addressed a political conference of his party at the Netaji Indoor Stadium here.

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