"If we can't provide good governance, then how can we excuse ourselves?" Advani told a rally organised here as part of his yatra.
He, however, said he was happy with the performance of the Arjun Munda government in Jharkhand.
"I am happy that Mundaji is honestly trying to give good governance. He has initiated Ladli Laxmi Yozana. If we get an opportunity to come to power at the Centre we will implement the programme at the national level," he said.
The BJP leader recalled how the NDA had been "instrumental in creating Jharkhand, Uttarakhand and Chhatisgarh" (all ruled by BJP-led governments).
Referring to the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government's State Reorganisation Bill to create Jharkhand, Chhatisgarh and Uttarakhand, Advani said, "I saw curiosity of the people in these parts for separate states when I used to go to Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh."