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Advani, Modi cosy up at yatra

india Updated: Nov 07, 2011 02:21 IST
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BJP leader LK Advani and Narendra Modi on Sunday blamed the Centre for various scams even as speculation rolls that the Gujarat CM's relations with the party's central leadership are on the stiff side.

Advani said Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had brought "shame to the parliamentary system of the country". Earlier, flower petals were showered from a chopper when Advani's nationwide Jan Chetana Yatra entered Vapi, Gujarat, on Sunday.

Besides Modi and his cabinet colleagues, state BJP leaders were present to welcome the party patriarch.

It was suspected Modi was not getting along well with the party's central leadership because the Gujarat CM had stayed away from the BJP's national executive held in New Delhi in September.

"The Congress leaders say they are 'helpless' about corruption, but it is their helplessness and not ours. The fight against corruption will continue, be it through Anna Hazare, Baba Ramdev or Advaniji. The corrupt government will have to go," Modi said, lauding Advani's yatra for raising awareness about corruption.

Advani, who originally planned to launch his yatra from Gujarat but was virtually forced to change the venue to Bihar, praised Modi for the "corruption-free government that has turned the state into a model state for good governance in the country".

He said if the black money stashed away in foreign banks by Indians was brought back, every village would get Rs 4 crore for development. Advani and Modi shared the stage after 50 days. On September 17, they were together when Modi launched his fast for communal harmony.