'Congress has demeaned office of PM'
Attacking the Congress, BJP's prime ministerial candidate LK Advani alleged that it had demeaned the Prime Minister's Office as UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi was more important than Manmohan Singh.india Updated: Nov 25, 2008 19:46 IST
Attacking the Congress, BJP's prime ministerial candidate LK Advani on Tuesday alleged that it had demeaned the Prime Minister's Office as UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi was more important than Manmohan Singh.
Addressing an election rally here ahead of the December 4 assembly elections in Rajasthan, Advani said, "Congress has demeaned the Office of the Prime Minister since 10 Janpath is more important than 7 Race Course Road."
Charging the Congress with nepotism, he alleged that the party followed a policy of 'Pariwarwad'.
Seeking support for the ruling BJP, the senior leader asked people not to vote on caste and religious considerations.
Voters should decide whether their representative and the government elected by them has served them well or not. If they did so the voters should reward them and if they failed to do so, they should be punished, Advani said.
Advani claimed that the BJP and its predecessor Bhartiya Jansangh had worked to strengthen democracy while the Congress had weakened it, and recalled the Emergency as the "darkest period of Indian democracy".
He also remembered the Rath Yatra taken out by him in 1997 and said that he came in direct contact with the people due to it.
Praising the Rajasthan government for its "success" in taking the state ahead in all walks of life, Advani appealed to the people to vote for the BJP.