New Delhi, Jan 26: While excitement runs high in the nation on the occasion of its 61st Republic Day, BJP Parliamentary Party chief LK Advani said that inflation and the internal security situation in the country has dampened the nation's spirit.
"Because of the potential of the nation, there is hope and confidence that in this century India will stand in the frontline among the developed countries. But the aam admi is sad about the present and is specially worried due to price rise and security (issues)," Advani said.
Speaking to reporters during the flag hoisting ceremony, Advani said that the danger of possible terror strikes still plagues the country.
"Those in power are not sure that such an event will not take place. Nor are the foreign countries sure about it (taking place again in India). Even our neighbouring country, which has a complicit role in such attacks, says we cannot confirm it will not take place. Government should be concerned about this" he said.
He added that there was a need to reconsider the electoral process in the country.