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Cong didn't bowl us out in polls. It was a hit-wicket: BJP

December 16, 2008 13:07 IST

A day after India pulled off a sensational test victory over England [Images], senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader L K Advani [Images] on Tuesday sought to describe political events in cricket parlance saying his party suffered a 'hit wicket' in Rajasthan and Delhi [Images] where Congress had no capable 'bowlers' to strike.

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"No bowler in Congress is capable of bowling out BJP. The possibility is only of a hit-wicket like it happened in some states in the assembly polls," Advani told a meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting in New Delhi.

Advani, the party's prime ministerial candidate, also asked leaders and cadres to focus on corruption under UPA regime along with issues of terrorism and price rise in the run up to the Lok Sabha elections.

The senior leader said the BJP failure in Delhi was primarily due to 'selection of wrong candidates' while it was 'internal contradictions' in Rajasthan.

"Although terrorism and price rise would remain an issue, there is also a need to take to the people the issues of corruption under the UPA regime and more specifically the cash-for-vote scam," he said.

According to BJP sources, the saffron party, which has failed on terrorism plank in the Assembly polls campaign, is planning to rake up corruption and equate it with Bofors scandal during the Lok Sabha campaign.

Touching upon the victory in Madhya Pradesh [Images] where BJP was voted to power for the second time, Advani asked party leaders to take lessons from it.

Tuesday's meeting also gave a farewell to deputy leader in Lok Sabha V K Malhotra, who resigned from the Lower House, after being elected to Delhi assembly. Six other party MPs, who were elected to different assemblies, also put in their papers on Tuesday.

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