Bangalore, May 3 : Holding the Congress Party responsible for spiralling inflation, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate L K Advani on Saturday appealed to electorate of Karnataka to give his party a chance to set things right in Karnataka.
"You have so far given the Congress party a chance - indeed, many a chance. You have given various formations of the Janata Dal a chance. This time, give the BJP a chance to set things right in Bangalore and the rest of Karnataka," said Advani in his appeal to voters.
He further said that the virus of opportunism and betrayal by the Congress party and the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) has played havoc with governance and development in Karnataka.
"The same virus is threatening to hit Karnataka's politics and governance once again. The people of Karnataka should not let this happen. They have a strong and effective anti-virus software in their possession - their valuable vote. By using this powerful tool in their hands, they can give themselves a stable government by giving a clear and decisive mandate to the BJP," the former Union Home Minister told a press conference.
Advani said his tour of the state made him inclined to think that the people of Karnataka harboured similar views.
"When the people of Karnataka elect a new Vidhan Sabha this month, they have an opportunity and also an obligation unto themselves to ensure that 2004 does not repeat itself in 2008," said the BJP's prime ministerial candidate.
Advani also saud that the Congress party will have to pay a big price for its failure to rein in price rise, which affects the aam aadmi (common man) the most.
"The first place where the party will have to pay a heavy price is Karnataka itself," he added.