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Advani warns Cong of 1977-like poll debacle

india Updated: Apr 09, 2009 21:00 IST

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BJP prime ministerial candidate L K Advani on Thursday warned the Congress of a repeat of 1977 election debacle and said the country will not witness a Mumbai-like terror situation if the saffron party is voted to power.

He said the people of the country will not spare the ruling Congress for its "misrule" which resulted in a reign of terrorism and corruption.

Referring to UPA's trust vote win last year, the opposition leader in Lok Sabha said, "the UPA Government was so much power hungry that it could not remain out of power for even six months and opted for cash-for-votes to purchase MPs to save its government."

Addressing an election rally in Jalalpur near Varanasi, he alleged that the country witnessed the "worst" kind of corrupt rule during the last five years and said, "we will not let the county witness another Mumbai-type of terrorist attack."

Reminding the Congress of the 1977 Lok Sabha verdict when Congress under Indira Gandhi lost power after emergency, Advani predicted a repeat of the same this year.

Attacking the government on incidents of terrorism he said, "the people have seen live, the Mumbai terror attack and their emotions are still bleeding. The country will not forgive the UPA on this account as well."