Overcome instability: Advani to cadres
OBLIQUELY REFERRING to intra-party squabbles in the State BJP after Uma Bharti’s expulsion from the party, L K Advani today appealed to the cadres to ‘quickly overcome the recent instability and concentrate on good governance and development.’ Advani also said the MP government’s performance is impressive, though a lot still needs to be done.
Talking to newspersons at Hotel Lake View Ashoka, Advani said he would like to congratulate Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for adopting welfare measures for people.
The senior BJP leader recalled how State’s “development had stagnated and corruption was rampant in the previous Congress regimes, causing disenchantment among the people”. Obviously, the new government would need time to undo the damage done by the previous government, he said.
“The BJP governments in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and other states were making sincere efforts to fulfil the election promises,” he said.
Advani clarified that his reference to the ‘instability’ in the ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh related to the period when the Chief Minister was changed. He, however, declined to give ‘ranking’ on the performance of the three chief ministers that the State had witnessed in as many years. In Madhya Pradesh, he said, the party organisation held much influence and the credit for creating such strength went to former party chief Kushabhau Thakre.
He also declined to comment on expelled BJP leader Uma Bharti’s allegations against the BJP, saying he would not react on the comments of those who had left or were expelled from the party on disciplinary grounds.
In reply to a question he said he never said that there was a possibility of a mid-term poll. What he had said was that he could not predict a mid-term poll but at the same time he could not rule it out either.
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