Yatra not aimed at projecting self: Advani
BJP Leader LK Advani on Thursday said he has initiated the yatra to generate confidence among the people "demoralised" by corruption in the country and that it was not aimed at projecting himself.Updated: Oct 13, 2011 16:10 IST
BJP Leader LK Advani on Thursday said he has initiated the yatra to generate confidence among the people "demoralised" by corruption in the country and that it was not aimed at projecting himself.
"People ask me that this yatra is to project myself in a new form but I tell them that it has nothing to do with me or my party BJP...It's only to generate self confidence among the people, who are feeling demoralised due to rising corruption", Advani said here while addressing a rally.
Alleging that the Centre was doing nothing on the issue of corruption, he said that whenever corruption cases have come to the fore it through CAG of PAC but not by the government.
Hailing PAC Chairman Murli Manohar Joshi for exposing the 2G scam, Advani said his objective was to ensure that blackmoney stashed away in foreign banks came back to the country so that all villages have facilities of "Bijli, Sadak and Paani (electricity, road and water)."
"The country lost confidence due to 2G spectrum and CWG scams and government's inaction in corruption issues and my yatra's lone objective is to bring it back", he said.
Noting that the main reason behind price rise was blackmoney, he said if the money was brought back, there would be no problems in initiating developmental schemes for the poor.
Advani, who also flagged off party leader Kalraj Mishra's Jan Swabhiman Yatra from here, said his ongoign yatra got encouraging response in Bihar.
Senior party leaders Kalraj Mishra, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti, party state president Surya Pratap Shahi also addressed the gathering.
Earlier, Advani visited Vishwanath temple and paid obeisance there.
First Published: Oct 13, 2011 16:07 IST