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We'll overcome anti-incumbency factor: Advani

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | January 29, 2008 16:15 IST
Last Updated: January 29, 2008 16:30 IST

At the concluding session of the two day Bharatiya Janata Party National Council, held in Ram Lila Maiden in New Delhi, the party's prime ministerial candidate L K Advani promised good governance, development and security to the people of India if voted to power at the Centre.

"Narendra Modi's [Images] victory in Gujarat in 2007 signaled the triumph of good governance, development and security, over the politics of vote bank," Advani said.

He claimed that the Congress had sought to convert the Gujarat elections into a national referendum against Modi.

Advani said that his party had converted the unipolar polity of India into bi-polar politics and the BJP will be able to overcome the anti-incumbency factor in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh.

"The anti-incumbency factor is usually against a Member of Parliament or a Member of Legislative Assembly," said Advani.

Reacting to the praise showered on him by Modi on Monday night, Advani said the Gujarat chief minister had set an example of good governance for others to emulate.

He also made a special mention of his association with senior BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He accused the Congress party of giving the power of veto to its Left allies, which was busy shooting down major governmental proposals like the India-United States nuclear agreement or the formation of a committee of parliamentarians with the United Progressive Alliance allies and the Left Front.

"The government did not agree to a joint parliamentary committee but formed one with the Communists, hoping to rope them in and sign the nuclear agreement," he pointed out.

Advani is all set to officially launch the party's election campaign on February 10 at Rampur, which recently witnessed a terror attack.