'NDA will get majority'
Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani on Wednesday said that he was confident of the NDA getting majority in the ongoing parliamentary elections and forming the next government at the centre for another five-year term.
Addressing a rally here in support of Manmohan Roy, BJP candidate for Balurghat (SC) Parliamentary seat, Advani alleged that 26 years of misrule by the CPI-M-led Left Front Government and Congress before it, has left the state of West Bengal backward in every field.
He also accused the CPI-M and the Congress of throttling the voice of democracy.
He gave former railway minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee the credit for putting West Bengal's Balurghat district on the map of Indian Railways.
Eklakhi-Balurghat railway line, which is now under trial run, was one of the election issues for the Balurghat (SC) seat.
At a Left Front rally organised in support of RSP candidate Ranen Burman here yesterday, Left Front leaders Biman Bose and Kshti Goswami claimed that Eklakhi-Balurghat railway line has become a reality only due to the decade-long movement by the left parties.
Besides economic development in the country, the other major achievement of the Vajpayee Government was improvement in relationship with Pakistan, the Deputy Prime Minister said, adding that if the NDA is voted to power again, it would work to improve ties with Bangladesh which would greatly benefit the people of West Bengal.