BJP only national party to capture power in Centre:Venkaiah

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Visakhapatnamm, Oct 4(UNI) Bharatia Janata Party(BJP) senior leader M Venkaiah Naidu today said BJP is the only national party, which could capture power on its own at the Centre in the coming Lok Sabha elections.

Talking to newspersons here, he said the dwindling popularity of the Congress was amply evident after the results of the assembly elections in 12 States in the last four years, in which the Congress was mauled in ten States. The United Progressive Alliance(UPA) failed miserably on all fronts and the Centre, not only let down the country, but was insensitive to the untold sufferings of the people, he added.

Mr Naidu alleged that the Union Government was frantically trying to bail out Afzal Guru, a terrorist, who was involved in a bomb attack on Parliament. The Government was, all along, surviving with the assistance of Left parties and only the nuclear deal with the United States separated the Congress from the Leftists, he added.

The BJP leader said the Centre owes an explanation to the people on nuclear deal and mushrooming terrorism in our country. Reality has not dawned on the Manmohan Singh Government that they cannot survive with the vote-bank politics and by compromising on country's security, he added.

He said Lok Sabha elections could be advanced and the BJP would most likely form the Government at the Centre in January next year.

The party was prepared to face elections at any time and Congress would be their deadly-foe, he added.

He said people were desperately on the look out for a change in Government in the State.

He said the BJP after coming to power, would impose a ban on forcible religious conversions, cow slaughter and the need to usher in gram swaraj, The party would also ban on money being sent to minority institutions into the country from abroad for reliigious conversions, he added.

He alleged that the violence at Kandhamal District in Orissa, was a result of the conflict between a 'Tribe' that had been converted to Christianity, but seeking the status of 'Scheduled Tribe' and another community vehemently opposing it.

Mr Naidu said Mahatma Gandhi, too, had expressed his displeasure about forcible conversions through his columns in 'Young India' and 'Harijan Journals'.


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