BJP leader L K Advani expressed his doubts over the capability of the Congress in leading the state here on Monday.
Addressing an election meeting at Sedam in Gulbarga district, Advani said almost all states ruled by the Congress have failed in giving good governance. Also, the UPA Government has become infamous for various scams. “Despite this, the Congress has blamed other parties in front of the public,” he said. “How could the party that has failed to rule Delhi and failed to control rapes... rule Karnataka,” he asked. Referring indirectly to former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, who quit the BJP, Advani said: “After the infamous leader quit the BJP, the party has achieved moksha.”
According to Advani, both Sadananda Gowda and Jagadish Shettar have provided good governance. If the people in the state give an opportunity to the BJP to serve them again, the government led by Shettar would strive hard to make the state a model in the country.
BJP candidate Rajkumar Patil Telkur, who also spoke on the occasion, said that opposition parties were spreading rumours that he was involved in fraudulent activities. Telkur said the people of the country wants to see Advani as the Prime Minister of the country.
Advani also advocated that candidates of major political parties should share the dais before the elections. “Since Independence, I have participated in all parliamentary elections either as the candidate or campaigner,” he said. Advani also recalled that he had an opportunity to witness campaigns for the presidential elections in the US when Jawaharlal Nehru was the Prime Minister.
Advani said he told Nehru that candidates of major political parties sharing the dais would give an opportunity to voters to listen what their leaders have to say.