Cong creates record by scoring highest number of zeroes

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Ranchi, Oct 15 (UNI) BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Lal Krishna Advani today stopped short of commenting on the recent violence in Orissa and building Ram temple at Ayodhya.

''I am in Ranchi, the land of famous crickteter Dhoni and people often want to know who scores more hundreds whether it is Sachin, or Gavaskar but people also want to know who has scored the zero most,'' Mr Advani said during his speech at Vijay Sankalp rally here.

'' Though I cannot give statistics on cricket but cab say that the Congress has scored the highest zeroes in the country, '' Mr Advani said.

He recalled the fallout of emergency period and election results across the country had shown that the Congress drew blank almost everywhere.

But exception was in Madhya Pradesh where the party bagged one seat, Mr Advani said adding that when a Congress member wanted to know why that seat was left, the reply came from another BJP worker that it was a no ball only.

He said the Congress failed on all fronts and the party under the leadership of Ms Sonia Gandhi and Dr Manmohan Singh was leading the country to new height of economic downfall.

He referred to cash-for-vote scam during the last trust motion, moved by Dr Singh in Parliament.

The Congress with wafer thin majority was engaged in buying MPs to survive, he said adding that Ms Gandhi and Dr Singh created history of sorts by encouraging ''corruption'' at the cost of dignity of Parliament.

He sarcastically said Jharkhand played ''crucial'' role twice in saving the Congress-led government at the Centre - first during the no-confidence motion against Mr P V Narasimha Rao and second during the recent trust motion by Dr Singh.

The people of the country knew it well who were the MPs from Jharkhand that fell prey to huge cash offered by the Congress for survival.

Party's national vice-president Yashwant Sinha also spoke on the occasion.

Mr Sinha said the country needed a change of leadership at the Centre and appealed to people to support Mr Advani to lead to the country with better governance.

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