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Advani will remain prime minister-in-waiting: Congress

india Updated: Mar 19, 2009 23:58 IST

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With many of its partners deserting it, the NDA was a “weak” force and posed “no competition” to the UPA, the Congress today said and claimed that LK Advani will remain as “the Prime Minister in waiting”.

“There is no competition between the UPA and NDA which is a weak force and has witnessed desertion by its allies, with the recent one being that of BJD,” senior leader and party spokesman Kapil Sibal told reporters in New Delhi.

“The BJP-led NDA should know that alliances built on political opportunism are inherently unsteady,” he said.

Taking a dig at BJP Prime Ministerial candidate L K Advani, the Congress leader said, “Advani has been the Prime Minister-in-waiting for the last 40 years and will remain so as his dream of becoming PM will never be fulfilled”.

Contending that Congress was the only national party with a presence in each state, Sibal also dismissed the Third Front as a “non-starter “and claimed it had “disintegrated” before its formation while none of its constituents had a national base.

“The Left parties will lose their bargaining capacity after the polls as their strength is likely to be depleted substantially,” he claimed.