Advani for good governance,development and protection

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New Delhi, Feb 15 (UNI) While reiterating BJP's commitment to private enterprise and opposition to license-quota-control regime, Leader of the opposition L K Advani today said he is more enamoured by GDP if it denotes good goverance,development and protection and not an abstract term which does not appeal to millions of common Indians.

Speaking at FICCI's annual meet here, he defined GDP as good governance at all levels in the country,development for all regions and all Indians and protection for every citizen which will unleash the entrepreneurial and creative engergies of crores of ordinary Indians. "It will necessarily take a fairly long time to achieve it, but achieving this has to be our collective commitment," he said.

Using the forum where Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said 9 per cent GDP growth can be sustained even in the face of a global slowdown, Mr Advani lauded Narendra Modi's victory in Gujarat, saying it signalled "triumph of good governance,development and security over the politics of vote banks".

Projected by BJP as its prime ministerial candidate,he described Modi's victory formula "as a much belated welcome development for India" in the face of belief of most political parties that politics of vote-banks is the surest way to winning elections and attaining power. Without naming any political party, he said " They have also developed skepticism that good governance, democracy,security and probity in public life are not commitments that can win votes".


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