Zero tolerance on graft, terrorism, says Advani

Published: 02nd August 2013 07:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd August 2013 07:38 AM   |  A+A-


Senior BJP leader LK Advani said here on Thursday that his party would adopt a zero-tolerance policy towards corruption, terrorism and violence, if voted to power.

Speaking at a condolence meeting organised for slain BJP State general secretary Auditor V Ramesh, he said the party was determined to provide good governance, be it at the Centre or in States.

Referring to the upcoming Assembly elections in six States and the general elections, he said that the people wanted to know which party could ensure an efficient and people-oriented government. 

The BJP has decided to reach out to the people by showcasing the performances of the erstwhile Vajpayee government and that of party chief ministers such as Narendra Modi and others. The six years of rule under Vajpayee will outclass all non-NDA governments that ruled the country since Independence. The BJP-ruled states also hold a similar record,” he said.

Thanking Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa for acceding to the request of the party in forming a Special Investigating Team to probe the murder of Auditor Ramesh, Advani said he was looking forward to the arrest of the culprits soon.

Recalling the murders of BJP leaders in the State beginning with Dr Arvind Reddy in October 2012,  Advani said the people at the helm of affairs in the country were answerable for the killing of  the party’s leaders and those of other Hindu outfits.

Among others present were BJP national general secretary and Tamil Nadu in-charge Muralidhar Rao, national council member H Raja, national executive council member L Ganesan, State president Pon Radhakrishnan and State vice-president Dr Tamilisai Soundarrajan. Earlier, Advani arrived at the Salem Airport at Kamalapuram around 3.50 pm in a private aircraft and drove down to Maravaneri to meet the family members of Auditor Ramesh.

After meeting them, Advani reached the Jawahar Mill grounds where multi-layered security was thrown around.

Hundreds of police personnel from West Zone as well as bomb detection and disposal units from Southern districts were pressed into service. Public and VIPs were frisked.


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