Munde asks cadres to get ready for LS mid-term polls

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Panaji,Oct 1 (UNI) Hinting at the possibility of mid-term polls for Lok Sabha following UPA-Left rift over the 123 agreement on Indo-US nuclear deal,the BJP has asked its cadres to get ready for the elections to provide the country with a stable and progressive government at the Centre.

''Mounting unemployment,corruption in imports, instabililty and inflation are the planks on which the BJP will contest the elections,'' says the party's national general secretary Gopinath Munde.

Inaugurating the two-day training programme for the party's office bearers and the legislators of Goa at a north Goa's holiday resort in Candolim today, Mr Munde said the BJP should try to emerge on its own to form governments with the electorate preferring two party system in the country.

He cited the example of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Goa, Uttar Pradesh and other states besides the Centre where the electorate had been favouring two bigger parties, giving no scope for the third alternative to form governments.

Lashing at a slew of failures of the UPA government at the Centre, Mr Munde reiterated the party's demand seeking apology from UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on their stand on Ram Sethu project that hurt the sentiments of millions of people in the country.

The BJP, he said, was not against the very project but sought change in its alignment so that the age old structure remained in tact as it was attached with the sentiment of the people which was hurt with the Centre submitting an affidavit in the Supreme Court that was, however, withdrawn following public uproar.

''Ram Rajya(ideal state) concept was mooted by the very father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi, not by the BJP and we do not understand why the Centre conspires to opposes the Ram sentiment,'' Mr Munde wondered.

He urged the partymen to build the party from the grassroots level by winning the trust of the commonman including dalits,tribals and women to form the government.

The party, he said, was committed to getting 33 per cent reservations for women in legislative bodies and improving the status of the farmers.

Had the Ganga-Cauvery link and the inter-state river water linking project proposed by Vajpayee government been realised, the country would not have witnessed droghts and floods and consequent suicide episodes by farmers, Mr Munde noted.

The Goa unit president Shripad Naik,M.P., and the BJP opposition leader Manohar Parrikar, besides executive director Ravindra Sathey of Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini, Mumbai were present on the occasion.

The training sessions deal with election management, BJP ideology, constituency development and nurturing, impacts of SEZ's, political workers management,contribution of the BJP to the nation, and bye-elections to Mormugao Lok Sabha constituency.

The party's national spokesperson and general secretary in charge of Goa desk Mr Rajiv Pratap Rudy would address the participants on the contribution of the BJP to national politics.


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