Advani campaigns in Haryana for assembly polls

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Ambala, Oct 6 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader Lal Krishna Advani who is campaigned in poll-bound Haryana, has decried the trend of dynastic succession in Indian political parties.

Advani said: "See today in every party there is dynastic rule, his son after him...and his son after him.

Only a party which is away from this is the Bharatiya Janata Party."

Advani also said that in the present day politics there was no place for merit.

"I believe that there is a big disease in Indian politics and that is casteism. Second is dynastic rule and there is no consideration for merit," he said.

The election for 90 assembly seats in Haryana will be held on October 13.

The state witnesses a triangular contest mainly between the Congress, the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and the BJP.

The BJP- INLD alliance had swept the 1999 assembly polls in Haryana and ruled the state for five years. But in the 2005 elections, INLD lost its majority, winning just nine.

Congress is on a high after fairly a good performance in April-May general elections. (ANI)

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