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Advani pledges safety for women and uplift of education

india Updated: Mar 30, 2009 17:12 IST

BJP's prime ministerial candidate L K Advani on Monday said his party would introduce 'Ladli Laxmi Yojna´, a scheme for women's safety and ushering a revolution in computer education, if BJP government comes to power at the Centre.

"The Ladli Laxmi Yojana has been introduced by the Madhya Pradesh government and if the people voted the NDA to power, we will introduce it at the national level too," Advani told an election meeting at Simdega of the Khunti Lok Sabha constituency, which goes to polls on April 16.

The former deputy prime minister said NDA also had plans of bringing in a revolution in computer education.

"If the 20th century belonged to the western nations, the 21st century will belong to India. Therefore, a win for BJP will be a victory for India," Advani claimed.

Speaking about BJP's poll performance in Jharkhand in the 2004 general elections, Advani said, "Had Jharkhand sent seven BJP MPs in 2004, NDA would have once again formed the government. Congress was able to form the government at the Centre with 145 seats and the BJP had secured only 138."

"This time I hope more MPs will be elected from the state," Advani said, referring to the BJP's poor performance in the previous polls winning only one of the 14 Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand.