BJP winds up campaign
Advani wound up party's campaign hoping that NDA would get a decisive majorty in polls.
Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani on Saturday wound up his two-month long electioneering, expressing the hope that the voters would give a decisive mandate for the leadership of Prime Minister AB Vajpayee.
Rounding off his campaign, which took him to 190 Lok Sabha constituencies, Advani claimed that the NDA would get a clear majority in the polls.
His opinion was based on his experience during his yatra, which took him to 190 Lok Sabha seats, he said.
The BJP was fighting the polls on the plank of development, stability, good governance and good leadership, he said, while addressing an election meeting in support of the BJP nominee for the Pondicherry Lok Sabha seat, Lalitha Kumaramangalam.
Asserting that BJP always stood for promoting good relations with regional parties to ensure that they became partners in governing the country, he said that Prime Minister Vajpayee, the BJP and the NDA as a whole were committed to strengthening the federal principles in the country.
The major contribution of the Vajpayee-led government at the centre was the connectivity revolution in the field of communication, Information Technology and construction of highways and roads, he said.
Advani said that interlinking of rivers, a project conceived by Vajpayee, would be implemented soon. "I look forward to the day when the project of interlinking rivers, conceived by Vajpayee, will solve water problems," he said.
He said the six year NDA rule under Vajpayee was 'exemplary', a model for developing the nation and the people's welfare.