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No scope for family rule in India: Advani

In a dig at the Congress, which has drafted its chief Sonia Gandhi's son Rahul as the key campaigner in Uttar Pradesh, senior BJP leader LK Advani on Wednesday said Indian democracy offers no scope for family rule.

india Updated: Apr 05, 2007 08:48 IST

In a dig at the Congress, which has drafted its chief Sonia Gandhi's son Rahul as the key campaigner in Uttar Pradesh, senior BJP leader LK Advani on Wednesday said Indian democracy offers no scope for family rule.

"This is not a princely state where the son of a ruler will become ruler himself. This is a democracy where people elect their representatives," Advani told a public meeting here, as the young Amethi MP carried out the second leg of his road show in the poll-bound state.

Advani's comments came a day after he suggested that the Election Commission organise common public meetings of political parties during elections.

The BJP leader was accompanied at the public meeting with Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath, with whom his party has recently struck reconciliation after his revolt over ticket distribution.

Both Advani and the Yogi heaped praise on each other for their leadership skills. "He (Advani) is a man with the highest ideals," the Yogi said.