Bhopal, Sep 25 (UNI) Terming the Centre's United Progressive Alliance regime as the ''weakest and most inefficient,'' Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial nominee L K Advani today gave a clarion call to party workers to spare no effort to win elections.
Addressing the party's 'Karyakarta Mahakumbh' -- at the Jamboori Maidan here -- on the birth anniversary of legendary Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha said, ''14 general elections took place since independence including three crucial ones in India's political history -- 1977, 1989 and 1998 -- but the coming Lok Sabha hustings will be decisive for not only the BJP but also the country.'' Firing a broadside at the UPA government, Mr Advani alleged that it was a regime of Congress President Sonia Gandhi and added, ''I have not seen such a weak government since independence as this regime has failed on all fronts.'' Talking about rampant corruption in the rank and file of the UPA government, Mr Advani said the recent bribery expose during the confidence vote in the Lok Sabha had crossed every limit and the incident was a blot on Indian parliamentary democracy. It also lowered ''our prestige internationally as ours was considered one of the world's best democracies''.
Apart from the three key polls, Mr Advani also mentioned two other 'trios' that played an important role in his political career -- Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, Pt Upadhyaya and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee -- and also three yatras. Two of the latter were taken out by him and the third by BJP leader Murli Manohar Johsi.
''These yatras taught me a lot and shaped my political career,'' the octogenarian claimed while reviving old slogans and reiterating, ''Let us make the BJP a party with a difference.'' More UNI BDG AC PK BD2010