Congress not projecting Manmohan as PM candidate: BJP

March 7th, 2009 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday made light of the Congress stance that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will again head the government if it wins the Lok Sabha election, saying the Congress campaign did not reflect this.
“If Manmohan Singh is their prime ministerial candidate, the Congress hoardings do not reflect this,” BJP spokesperson Ravi Shanker Prasad told reporters here, even as he spoke about L.K. Advani, his party’s candidate for the top job.

“In the Congress, the prime minister is someone but the real power (lies) somewhere else. There is one who is de jure, there is one de facto.”

Prasad said the BJP was projecting Advani as a “kushal neta” (competent leader) and “a strong leader”.

He added: “Our campaign would revolve around the personality of Advani, the performance of the NDA (National Democratic Alliance led by BJP) and the utter failure of the Congress-led government on all fronts.”

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