Advani says, 21 century will belong to India

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Amritsar, May 11 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate and senior leader Lal Krishna Advani on Monday said that the 21st century will belong to India even though in the last century it belonged to the United States, United Kingdom or Russia.

Addressing a big rally in support of Navjot Sigh Sidhu, the cricketer-turned-politician, here on Monday, Advani said that India could become a super power in this century.

Advani said the May 11 holds big importance for him personally, as it was on May 11, 1998 under the BJP-led NDA government and with Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam's efforts, the Pokhran tests were carried out and the country turned a nuclear power. And, if the NDA govt. would again return to power, the next century would belong to India.

" I can say through my experience that even though the 20th century belonged to America, England or Russia, our country and our people have enough capability. And I am sure that the present 21st century will belong tondia," said Lal Krishna Advani

Six States and two Union Territories are to undergo polls during the fifth and final phase of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

In Punjab, mine parliamentary constituencies are scheduled to go the pollsn Wednesday (May 13) in which the fate of 139 candidates will be decided by the voters.

The results of the polls will be out on May 16. By Ravinder Singh Robin (ANI)

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