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Congress poll compulsions defined Cabinet rejig: Advani

October 30, 2012 20:19 IST

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader L K Advani on Tuesday alleged that the recent reshuffle of Union council of ministers had taken place to suit Congress' election compulsions.

"Honest ministers were demoted and punished (in Cabinet reshuffle) while those who matter in elections are allotted berths in the Manmohan Singh Cabinet," he said.

Advani said he was disappointed with the "spate of scams tumbling out of the Centre's closet".

"Aaj jitna nirash hota hun, utna pahle nahi tha...ek ke baad ek scam ho rahein hain (I am feeling much more disheartened today than ever before). One scam after another is coming to light. Today's scams have surpassed the magnitude of Bofors scam," he said.

Advani said the Rajiv Gandhi government was embroiled in the Bofors scam even though it had won the 1984 elections with unprecedented majority.

"However, the government lost due to the Bofors scam in the next elections," he said.

Lauding the Madhya Pradesh government for upholding "transparency and good governance", Advani said the BJP-ruled states are best in terms of governance and progress because they are ruled by "honest" leaders.

"While Delhi style of governance deters investors, Bhopal style of governance is attracting investors," he added.

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