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Small states are doing much better, newly created states Uttaranchal, Jharkhand, Chatisgarh are doing very good, now development is not restricted to limited area. I am not sure about demography of Telengana but difference I have seen in newly creates states are amazing. Once most neglected part of India is growing rapidly and one can see overall development. There was so much reservation for creation of Uttaranchal but now I can say its best thing happened to people of Uttaranchal.
Saturday, March 25, 2006
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Hindu nationalists advised to use armoured vehicles

NEW DELHI: The Indian government has advised Hindu nationalist leaders to use armoured vehicles during their electoral rallies next month as a precaution against terror attacks, officials said Friday.

The main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dresses up vehicles as chariots resembling battle carriages of Hindu gods as part of its revivalist campaign to garner Hindu votes ahead of elections.

The home ministry said the BJP must take precautions before leaving on their inter-city electoral drives on April 6, the Press Trust of India said.

“Both rallies would be attractive targets for militant and terrorist groups,” it quoted a classified advisory to the BJP as saying. “They would be also passing through areas affected by Maoist insurgencies,” it said, adding the BJP has been asked to bullet-proof the “chariots” which will be used by party leaders.

India’s National Security Advisor MK Narayanan has warned that New Delhi had “specific intelligence about threats” to BJP supremo LK Advani during his pre-poll rally in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

The BJP and the ruling Congress party are bracing for elections next month in five states including Marxist-ruled West Bengal and insurgency-torn Assam. AFP
UPA Govt will collapse after Assembly Polls, says Venkiah

Bangalore, March 25 (PTI): The BJP today asked its partymen to gear up for mid-term polls for the Lok Sabha as the "Congress led UPA Government would collapse after the coming Assembly elections in five States".

"The days of UPA Government are being counted and it will fall after the Assembly elections in five States," party leader M Venkaiah Naidu claimed while addressing party workers here at a function to mark the assuming of office by newly appointed Karnataka unit president D V Sadananda Gouda.

The party appointed its Mangalore Lok Sabha MP Gouda to head the State unit replacing Jagadish Shettar, who has joined the BJP-JDS coalition ministry in the state.

Naidu exhorted partymen to maintain discipline and follow the party's constitution strictly.

He termed the Congress president Sonia Gandhi's resignation from her Lok Sabha seat and National Advisory Council as a "big drama", saying "she quit fearing disqualification".

BJP National General Secretary T Ghelot, incharge of party affairs in Karnataka, hailed the budget presented by the BJP-JDS government in the state.

Deputy Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, who presented the budget, said he would soon lead a delegation to Gujarat to study power sector reforms in that State, which has ensured 18-hour power supply in rural areas.

The new State unit president, Gouda, assured that he would work towards strengthening the party at grassroot level, taking workers into confidence.
Sonia's resignation will benefit party: Renuka

Lucknow, March 25 (PTI): Union minister for child and women development Renuka Chaudhary today said Congress would stand to gain by party President Sonia Gandhi's resignation from Lok Sabha in the wake of the office of profit controversy.

Chaudhary, who was here to attend a seminar, told reporters Congress party would be benefitted all over the state by the atmosphere in Raebareli bypoll.

Speaking at the seminar, UPCC President Salman Khursheed later exhorted party workers to be 'aggressive'.

"Attack on Sonia Gandhi is an attack on the party," he added.
"Sonia's resignation aimed at saving image"

New Delhi, March 25. (PTI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi's resignation from parliament and as Chairman of the National Advisory Council following charges of holding office of profit was intended at saving her and her party's image, CPI(M) leader and West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has said.

Agreeing that the "office of profit" issue had dented Congress' image "at least partly", he said Ms Gandhi resigned "to convince people that at least she was not responsible for all this. It was also to save her party's and her image because comparisons were being made between her and Jaya Bachchan".

Asked by Karan Thapar in an interview on CNN-IBN whether the abrupt adjournment of Parliament and Government's reported moves to bring an ordinance on the issue reminded of Emergency, he said Congress "should have applied their mind before doing that".

"They have learnt lessons from the Emergency, because Mrs (Indira) Gandhi was defeated after that. They should not revive their old ideas," the Marxist Chief Minister said.

To a question whether the UPA government had lost its moral standing by abruptly adjourning the House, Bhattacharjee said "I do not think they have totally lost moral standing and credibility, but the people have not liked it".

The CPI(M) Polit Bureau member said the main problem on the 'office of profit' issue was that its definition was "a totally grey area" and reiterated the party stand that only Parliament could solve the problem by bringing a legislation.
One thing BJP could do to pull down UPA is to make sure that Congress wins Kerala and Congress gains more seats in WB from CPI(M).
What Rajnath Singh should do by Arvind Lavakare
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>In defence of the Rashtriya Suraksha Yatra</b>
By Balbir K. Punj

A ‘secular’ disinformation campaign has preceded the twin Yatra. It says that the twin-Yatra want to capitalise upon the ‘Hindu anger’ after the Varanasi bomb blast. Thus the Yatra will vitiate the communal atmosphere in the country and foment communal troubles along its route. The same ‘secularists’ are, however, unctuous when it comes to Abdul Nasser Madani.

The recent visit of President Bush, where Congress faced flaks from its Communist allies, but support from the BJP, had its groundwork laid down by NDA’s policy. NDA government’s approach to Pakistan was cautious.

L.K. Advani and BJP President Rajnath Singh will undertake twin-Yatra (campaigns) from Dwarka (Gujarat) and Puri (Orissa) respectively on April 6 that will cover 10,800 kilometers between them across 17 states of India before culminating at Delhi on May 10. The Yatras have been collectively named as Rashtriya Suraksha Yatra (National Security Campaign) that will mobilise mass support against worsening situation of internal security in the country given a long rope by the UPA government.

Some silent issues that will be addressed during the Yatra are i) unchecked infiltration altering demographic profile in parts of India ii) amending the Foreigners’ Act, 1946 selectively for Assam iii) UPA’s manipulation on worsening imbalance of religious demography cited in Census 2001 iv) Communal reservation in jobs and education v) Kerala Assembly Resolution on release of Madani vi) growing naxalite violence viii) Muslim headcount order in armed forces ix) Scrapping of POTA x) Scam in Scorpene Submarine Deal xi) UPA government protecting Quattrochi.

But a ‘secular’ disinformation campaign has preceded the twin Yatra. It says that the twin-Yatra want to capitalise upon the ‘Hindu anger’ after the Varanasi bomb blast. Thus the Yatra will vitiate the communal atmosphere in the country and foment communal troubles along its route. The same ‘secularists’ are, however, unctuous when it comes to Abdul Nasser Madani. His disrepute for indulging in communally impassioned rhetoric precedes his involvement in Coimbatore serial blasts of 1998. Yet the self-proclaimed ‘Human Rights Groups’ and ‘Minority Rights Groups’ have on several occasions demanded his release, Kerala MPs have signed collective appeal to the President, before to cap the farce the Kerala Assembly passed an unanimous resolution on Holi Day to seek his release on ‘humanitarian grounds’. L.K. Advani, as he recently clarified in a public function, has been contemplating about a in Yatra for quite some times. The slovenly, rather disingenuous approach of the UPA-government to important factors of national security (as listed above) was compelling enough. The Varanasi bomb-blast, if it prompted anything, was not the Yatra itself but its announcement.

It will be far removed from the truth to say there was no terrorism during NDA regime. Kandahar swap, Godhra, Gujarat, Akshardham, Raghunath temple attacks did happen during NDA’s time. Kashmir continued to boil. But there was a determined resolve in the NDA government to combat terrorism. The NDA government had four strands of combating terror- a) mobilise international opinion against terrorism b) forcing Pakistan to recognise that terrorism in J&K emanates from its territory c) legislating necessary laws like POTA d) neutralizing ISI bases/sleeper cells in the country.

Before 9/11 it was very difficult to convince the USA on terrorism and extract its sympathy, and support. The NDA government did its spadework well. The recent visit of President Bush, where Congress faced flaks from its Communist allies, but support from the BJP, had it groundwork laid down by NDA’s policy. NDA government’s approach to Pakistan was cautious and restrained until SAARC summit of 2004 where India was able to have its terms. During NDA’s tenure on an average 45/50 ISI sleeper cells in India were identified and destroyed every year.

The figure, as Shri Advani found out recently, has dropped to 15 after coming of UPA government. The serial blasts in Delhi and Varanasi and attacks on IIS-Bangalore are not surprising. POTA was instituted in India after United Nations Security Council felt existing laws in most countries were inadequate to cope with new threat of global terrorism. POTA was effecting in not only prosecuting cases against terror suspects but stopping the funding of terrorism. But it was repealed by the UPA government on ground that it was ‘anti-minority’.

The ULFA was on the run during NDA government’s time. In 2004 the Indian Army helped Royal Bhutanese Army to launch down crack down on ULFA bases in Bhutan. Shri Vajpayee, during his election campaign in Guwahati in April 2004, delivered a stern message to separatist groups. But the UPA government has begun friendly parleys with ULFA and going on targeting innocent people, blowing up gas pipelines, and killing police personnel. The first round held on October 26, was chaired by the Prime Minister himself. What could be a more groveling attitude?

Naxalite problem received a fresh lease of life as Congress government of Andhra Pradesh rescinded the ban of PWG and called its representatives for talks with Home Minister K. Jana Reddy. All the while PWG kept talking of ‘overthrowing the Indian government with armed struggle’. The unsuccessful talks were abandoned but PWG and MCC merged to form CPI (Maoist). Maoist problem is on rise since the advent of UPA government. But the government is not ready to acknowledge it as a security problem but merely as a socio-economic problem.

It appears that the responsibility of defending secularism has passed on to judiciary. The ‘Secular’ legislators are hell bent upon turning India into a Nizam-e-Mustafa with utter contempt for judiciary. It took the Supreme Court to strike down IMDT Act and five per cent reservation ordinance enacted by Andhra Pradesh government. A two-judge bench of Allahabad High Court had to annul the 50 per cent reservation for Muslims in postgraduate professional courses in AMU. But the UPA government is walking in footsteps of Rajiv Gandhi who overturned the Supreme Court verdict in Shah Bano case by cringing before the Ulema. The UPA government has amended the Foreigners Act, 1946 for Assam only which means IMDT through backdoor. It has trying to design some constitutional mechanism to neutralise five per cent reservation for Muslims, and overturn the AMU verdict. This contempt for judiciary will be highlighted during the Yatra.

<b>The worsening imbalance in religious demography of India is fraught with peril for the mosaic of this country. It can act as major security risk in parts of India. The demographic boundaries of India are shrinking with its attendant consequences. Home Minister Shivraj Patil committed a ‘shooting the messenger’ act by removing Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India, Jayant Kumar Bhantia after failing to persuade that honest and bold IAS officer to ‘sanitise’ the Muslim growth rate reflected in the census. Were the government honestly Secular it would have accepted the figures and tried to persuade people that there was no danger in it. But the government tried a manipulative measure by ‘adjusting’ figures since 1961. But can a manipulation on paper, change the situation on ground. </b>
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Rajnath to seek "blessings" of Uma's Guru

New Delhi, MarCH 30. (PTI): BJP President Rajnath Singh would visit Udupi in Karnataka today to "seek the blessings" of Pejawar Mutt Swami Vishwesh Teertha, who is the spiritual Guru to Uma Bharti, triggering speculation that he was trying for a reconciliation with the expelled party leader.

While apparently the visit is aimed at garnering support of Hindu religious leaders ahead of his 'Yatra' beginning from Bhubaneshwar on April six,<b> Sangh Parivar sources said the visit could also be utilised to "convince" the Swami to "persuade" Bharati not to float her own outfit and work towards a reconciliation.</b>

The Swami, who enjoys a good rapport with BJP leaders including Leader of Opposition L K Advani, is understood to have played a role in bringing about a rapproachment after she was suspended for the first time from the party in 2004.

Singh's visit to Udupi comes a day after he sought Lord Ram's blessings at the makeshift temple in Ayodhya.

Interestingly, Singh has consistently declined to comment on Bharati's outbursts against the party and its leaders. The former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister too had not been attacking him with the vehemence she had been targeting other senior and second rung leaders.

The only major action he had taken in the recent past has been the suspension of party leaders including Madan Lal Khurana and Sangh Priya Gautam for participating in Bharati's 'Janadesh Rally' here earlier this month.
<b>BJP-ruled states asked to check conversions, cow slaughter </b>
New Delhi, Apr 03: Toeing the Sangh Parivar line, BJP president Rajnath Singh has asked his party governments in states to implement the 'Hindutva' agenda including a check on cow slaughter and religious conversions and deportation of illegal Bangladeshi migrants.

Singh, who is all set to undertake his first national-level yatra from april six, did not rule out the possibility of mid-term polls and said the party was "fully prepared" for it.

Virtually rejecting expelled leader Uma Bharti's plea to support her candidate against UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi in the Rae Bareli bypolls, he hinted at the possibility of the BJP fielding its own candidate there.

<b>"I have already asked the concerned states to take effective steps to ensure that cow slaughter and conversions are checked and illegal Bangladeshi immigrants are deported", </b>he said when asked about VHP supreme Ashok Singhal's recent remarks that to prove his 'Hindutva Credentials' Singh would have to take these steps in the party-ruled states and not just make ideological statements.

<b>"While some of the states have already put necessary legislation in place, others are in the process of doing them", </b>Singh said but declined to react to Singhal's remarks.

<b>"Today, India has a Muslim President, a Sikh Prime Minister and a Christian heading the ruling coalition, a Parsi Field Marshal and a Sikh Army Chief because of its Hindu majority", </b>he said but quickly added that Sikhs were anyway part of the large Hindu community.

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<!--emo&:blink:--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='blink.gif' /><!--endemo--> Advani concerned over corruption in BJP

- NDTV Correspondent

Wednesday, April 5, 2006 (New Delhi):

A day before embarking on his Bharat Suraksha Yatra, senior BJP leader L K Advani on Wednesday expressed concern over the corruption and factionalism in the party.

In an exclusive interview to NDTV, he acknowledged that the BJP needs to urgently to set its own house in order.

"The general phrase used is 'Congressisation' of the BJP. Infighting, factionalism, corruption... all these things... they do hurt," said Advani when asked if he was worried about BJP.

Reacting to Advani's remarks, Congress Spokesperson Jayanti Natarajan asked the senior BJP leader to set his own house in order before launching into a rathyatra campaign against the government.

To a question whether he wanted to be the Prime Minister, the former deputy prime minister said, "I don't see anything wrong in
wanting to be... liking to be (Prime Minister)."

When pressed further, he said, "I would not say that I would not want to be."

"That's for the party and everyone to decide... very often these matters are not decided even by the parties... these happen themselves," he remarked.

Political degeneration

Advani also regretted what he called gradual political degeneration in the country after 1947.

"Let me say that prior to 1947, when we got freedom, gradually things started degenerating and gradually it came to a point that politics did not remain what it is in other democracies," Advani said.

He, however, said he did not feel out of place in what he perceives as a changed political environment. (With PTI inputs)
<!--emo&:blink:--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='blink.gif' /><!--endemo--> Loser!! Appealing to muslims? Who advised him of this option? I think the same dumbo chela suggested the secular jinnah thing too!! Advani thinks either muslims are accomodating or that hindus are stupid (more likely that this is true!).

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Advani appeals to Muslims for Ram temple 
Agencies / Rajkot
Sixteen years after his landmark 'Ram Rath' Yatra which changed the contours of Indian politics, <b>senior BJP leader L K Advani on Thursday embarked on his sixth Yatra invoking Lord Ram and appealing to Muslims to abandon their claim over the disputed site in Ayodhya.</b>

The launch of the 6,000 km long 'Bharat Suraksha Yatra' on Ram Navami day in the presence of Hindutva poster boy and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Ministers of other party-ruled states and senior BJP leaders was replete with ideological symbols including portraits of Lord Ram and a hooded terrorist in the background, Advani aiming an arrow from a large bow, blowing of conch shells and chanting of Vedic hymns.

But the post-Jinnah Advani, who has expressed a keenness to change the party's hardliner anti-minorities image, was far from aggressive. Even the BJP's historic 1989 Palampur resolution endorsing the Ram Janambhoomi movement was not anti-Muslim, he asserted before the gathering which included Muslims donning skull caps both on the dais and the audience.

He also expressed concern over "Congressisation" of BJP and factionalism and corruption in the party and counselled the partymen to "tread carefully."
UPA <!--emo&:devil--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/devilsmiley.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='devilsmiley.gif' /><!--endemo--> wants to protect terrorists: Modi
Source: IANS.

Rajkot, April 6: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Thursday alleged that the central government only wanted to protect terrorists, adding that he would not allow terrorism any foothold in the state.

"They (United Progressive Alliance government) want to protect terrorists and have made efforts to abolish the POTA (Prevention of Terrorist Activities Act) by different means even though the Supreme Court or the Gujarat High Court have till date not granted bail to any of the accused (in the Godhra train burning tragedy)," Modi said.

He was addressing a public rally here before Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani embarked on a countrywide 'yatra' to protest what he termed as "minorityism" of the central government.

Modi was referring to the 100-odd accused booked under the stringent anti-terror law for allegedly setting a train bogey on fire at Godhra railway station on Feb 27, 2002 - a tragedy that sparked off statewide communal violence.

"But I will not allow terrorists on the land of Gujarat. It is either Modi or the terrorist.

"When the states are so committed (to counter terrorism), how can the central government compromise and put people's lives in danger?"

A railway ministry inquiry by the Justice U.C. Banerjee Committee - later given the status of a commission, this year submitted its report saying the tragedy was an accident and not a pre-planned attack.

Modi termed the report "an effort to protect criminals", and ridiculed the railways saying the ministry was not yet clear if it was a committee or a commission.

Making a reference to the Supreme Court's decision last month to punish Zahira Sheikh, a controversial witness of a case of communal violence, for perjury, Modi said: "Will the Supreme Court take notice of the (railway ministry's) effort to cover the culprits?

"Are those who by changing the law protect terrorists and the one who changes her statement in court not equally guilty?" asked Modi.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, both of the BJP, also addressed the rally.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Loser!! Appealing to muslims? Who advised him of this option? I think the same dumbo chela suggested the secular jinnah thing too!! Advani thinks either muslims are accomodating or that hindus are stupid (more likely that this is true!).
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Advani gives yatra a smart start

Sheela Bhatt | April 07, 2006 02:20 IST

At the end of first day of his ambitious Bharat Suraksha yatra, L K Advani , the 78-year-old leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party went to bed satisfied and, maybe, surprised. For the hero of the Ram Janmabhoomi yatra retired to bed with much satisfaction and, may be, a surprise. The hero of 1992 Ram Janmabhoomi yatra was wearing the same Hindutva attire but trying hard now to fit in, again.

Advani was a happy man on Thursday because the party was able to mobilise enough cadres to create the moderate crowd he needed at the flagging off of his ambitious yatra. At the last meeting he addressed in Ahmedabad, Advani said, "I am very happy today. People listen patiently if you carry the correct message."

On the road again

He also looked pleasantly surprised, since media reports about poor reception of the yatra had unnerved him. Advani had visited Porbandar and Dwarka before starting the yatra from Rajkot. As the day progressed, he did not seem confident but relaxed as things eventually fell into place. Much credit for this should also go to chief minister Narendra Modi's charisman and popularity, which drew crowds.

During his speech, Advani did not miss the opportunity to engage the crowd in his message of invoking Hindu identity since the BJP --and he-- are reverting to their original Hindutva plank. And, paying close attention to Advani this time, the saffron was a deeper and darker shade than before.

Understanding Advani in 2006

While this may not affect the booming sensex, it should certainly give Sonia Gandhi and the Congress some food for thought.

In the Saurashtra region and Ahmedabad, Advani raised issues like Ayodhya, reservations for Muslims in the armed forces, the Shahbano case, the Coimbatore bomb blast accused and infiltration from Bangladesh. He highlighted the 'dangerous' situation on the north-east border, which he felt, can lead to a 'second division of India', which the BJP will 'not tolerate'.

Advani also addresses the issues faced by farmers but stressed that the key issue remains that of national security, which is in danger under the United Progressive Alliance government, headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

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He also tried to stir up the BJP cadres by talking about the Sanjay Joshi episode and the ugly infighting, which had ensued.

During his speech, Advani seemed to trying to focus, at times seeming incoherent in his thoughts. Even his musings on national security seemed in articulate. Though people listened to him, they did not respond. What helped, clearly, what the presence of Modi, which gave the yatra a modest, yet firm, start. It also helped that Gujarat, for the most part, supports the BJP.

The BJP's organisational ability rescued Advani, who is desperately trying to resurrect himself and recapture the support he lost in the party after the infamous Jinnah episode.

It was also clear that Modi threw his weight behind his one-time mentor, paying him rather handsomely in support. However, Modi's strident speech also seemed to almost overshadow Advani's. Cashing in on popular jargon and with his hand firmly on the local pulse, Modi said, "Its my word now - either Modi will live in Gujarat or the extremists will. I will not allow traders of death to prosper in Gujarat."

But Advani, too, resurrected himself.

He travelled more than 350 kms in his air-conditioned, bullet-proof rath, while the temperatures outside varied between 35 and 40 degrees. In a day, he addressed two large public meetings, more than nine small meetings in villages and four in towns, greeting more than 2000 people along the way. In all, he addressed more than 1.5 lakh people, giving them the message of Hindutva, disguised thinly as 'national security'.

For, if one reads between the lines, it is clear that these are the two major issues on Advani's mind, which led him to take up his taxing yatra.

For instance, the issue of the Sachchar committee report on Muslims' condition in education and social sectors, which is expected in four months, was also addressed on Thursday. The buzz in New Delhi is that it is likely to highlight the alienation of Indian Muslims, particularly the youth. It has been hinted that when it is released, the report will 'shake up the secular groups'.

It may be possible, therefore, that on the basis of the Sachchar report, demands might be made by several factions to have 5 percent reservation for Muslims. And this would open a Pandora's box, stirring the nation into a tizzy.

The BJP believes that this issue will become more explosive than the Shahbano case. And Advani spoke about this at the start of his yatra, using it as a sort of preview to the larger issue of reservations for Muslims.

It was clear that he intends to use this yatra to pre-empt and counter the Congress or the Left against any form of 'appeasement toward Muslims', especially after the Sachchar report.

The BJP's stand on the issue has always been clear. Advani, in his speeches on Thursday, made it clear that Sonia Gandhi, Dr Singh and the Left leaders must read the debates of the Constituent Assembly, which rejected the idea of reservations for Muslims. In fact, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had pointed out that it was a 'day, which is the turning point in India's history'.

The second large pertinent issue, which emerged out of Advani's speeches on Thursday, is the controversial Ram temple at Ayodhya. Particularly since the final judgement on the issue is expected sometime soon.

While in power at the Centre, the BJP had three options - to accept the judgement, to convince Muslims to allow the temple's construction, or to pass a resolution in Parliament on the issue.

On Thursday, Advani addressed the Muslims. He spoke about how 'wonderful' it would be if they allowed and agreed to the temple being built. This cannot avoid provoking a debate in the community, especially since no-one knows what sort of judgement to expect.

If the judgement favours the Muslims, the BJP will find it hard to accept it, especially against the background of the sort of emotions it would stir up in its core constituencies. And if the judgement favours the Hindus, the Mulayam Singh Yadav-led government in Uttar Pradesh will get credit for the construction of the temple.

By raising it at such a critical juncture, Advani, ever the politician, has claimed the issue for the BJP. He has also responded to the Vishwa Hindu Parishad's criticism of him for previously abandoning the issue. The master of politics that he is, Advani has told India that 2006 will see 'major reactions' over Ayodhya and reservations for Muslims.

Finally placing the Jinnah chapter firmly behind him, Advani is on overdrive to regain his followers of yore. On Friday, he reaches Baroda. And the next act will unfold.
<!--QuoteBegin-Mudy+Apr 7 2006, 02:14 AM-->QUOTE(Mudy @ Apr 7 2006, 02:14 AM)<!--QuoteEBegin--><!--QuoteBegin--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Loser!! Appealing to muslims? Who advised him of this option? I think the same dumbo chela suggested the secular jinnah thing too!! Advani thinks either muslims are accomodating or that hindus are stupid (more likely that this is true!).
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Advani will not stop untill he destroys BJP , its like so.
Also its very reassuring to know that finally KULKARNI is being treated by forum members as he shld be.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Support to Rath Yatra a blunder:VHP</b> 
Ahmedabad, PTI:
In a fresh offensive, the VHP on Friday charged senior BJP leader L K Advani yet again with "ideological deviation" for suggesting a negotiated settlement to the vexed Ayodhya issue and said the saffron party required "radical surgery" to be back on the Hindutva track. A day after the Leader of Opposition sought Muslim cooperation for the construction of the Ram temple on the first day of his 'Bharat Suraksha Yatra' at Rajkot, VHP General Secretary Praveen Togadia said his outfit committed a "blunder" by supporting Advani's 'Ram Rath Yatra' in 1990 and blamed the BJP leader for the "Congress-isation" of the party. Last year too, the Sangh Parivar had charged the former Deputy Prime Minister with "ideological erosion" in the wake of his controversial remarks on Pakistan founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah at his mausoleum in Karachi. "The experience of past 450 years have shown that negotiations have not given positive results and the experience in last 100 years have shown that judicial verdict is also not conclusive. Legislation in Parliament is the surest way to construct the Ram temple", Togadia told PTI in an exclusive interview outrightly rejecting Advani's call for a negotiated settlement of the imbroglio. "By suggesting negotiations with Muslims, Advani has willfully neglected the legislative option. It shows he is not ready to follow the BJP's own 1989 Palampur Resolution and that he has deviated from the ideological stand of the party's national executive," he said. Togadia said the Congress party also favoured a settlement of the Ayodhya issue either through negotiations or court verdict. The only difference between the two parties was that BJP maintained that a central legislation was the surest way to build the temple and "now Advani has deviated from that also".

Asked why VHP cadres were not extending support to Advani's Yatra against UPA Government's "minorityism", he said, "due to experience of last 13 years after Ayodhya demolition, we have come to the conclusion that the leadership of the Hindu movement should not be given to any political person because they may use the movement to gain power but after coming to power may not be able to fulfil the goal. "Hindu movement would be led by a person not active in politics. We did a blunder by supporting Advani's Somnath-Ayodhya Rathyatra. We should not repeat the same mistake again." Asked about Advani's concern over the "Congress-isation of BJP" and the factionalism and corruption in it, the VHP leader said, <b>"if a person who has been the party president for over 15 years feels it, is he not responsible? Who is to be blamed?"</b> <!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
Advani's SMS joke

As L K Advani's suraksha yatra trundles its way across the Gujarat landscape, few things remain constant. One of them is an SMS joke he keeps repeating everywhere.

But before he starts on the joke, Advani appeals to his "Muslim brothers to not expect reservations for yourself or your community." I want you to make your Sania Mirza your role model, he exhorts them and launches into his favourite target, former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav. "Did you know that through his election campaign he had an Osama bin Laden lookalike with him," he asks the crowds. "I request Indian Muslims to marvel at the bowling of Munaf Patel -- the fast bowler from Gujarat -- a boy from a small village who has impressed all of India. Look at him, emulate him, make him your role model, not Osama."

This narration creates a good impression among the crowds wherever he goes.

But all this is in the way of preface only, to the SMS joke. Not many know it, but 4-5 regions in Gujarat have the highest cell phone density, and SMS lingo is extremely popular here. So Advani moves on. "These days I am getting an SMS joke that says he wants Justice U C Bannerjee (who in his one-man commission report said the fire onboard the Sabarmati Express at Godhra in 2002 in which kar sevaks were killed, was an accident). Why does Osama want Bannerjee? Because after proving Godhra was an accident, Osama wants him to prove that 9/11 was a result of drunken pilots."

By the time he finishes this, the crowd is roaring with laughter.

<!--QuoteBegin-Bhootnath+Apr 7 2006, 10:32 AM-->QUOTE(Bhootnath @ Apr 7 2006, 10:32 AM)<!--QuoteEBegin--><!--QuoteBegin-Mudy+Apr 7 2006, 02:14 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Mudy @ Apr 7 2006, 02:14 AM)<!--QuoteEBegin--><!--QuoteBegin--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Loser!! Appealing to muslims? Who advised him of this option? I think the same dumbo chela suggested the secular jinnah thing too!! Advani thinks either muslims are accomodating or that hindus are stupid (more likely that this is true!).
Kulkarni is back. <!--emo&:angry:--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/mad.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='mad.gif' /><!--endemo-->

Advani will not stop untill he destroys BJP , its like so.
Also its very reassuring to know that finally KULKARNI is being treated by forum members as he shld be.

Is this the congressization of BJP? Congress is headed by a bimbo leader following advice of chamchas. The italian's decisions are hailed as master-stroke if successful or blamed on poor quality of advice if it flops. This "great leader" pretty much does as she is being told and still is not held responsible for poor decisions. My question is, by blaming Kulkarni for the jinnah fiasco, are we absolving advani of poor judgement? If a leader cannot apply their mind and DECIDE which advice is good, what kind of leader is he/she? Who advised advani of the 1991 Rath yatra? Is advani also a bimbo-leader?

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