On April 6th, the BJP will celebrate its Foundation Day. This is an important occasion for all of us in the BJP to look back, look ahead and look within. As one of the Founders of the BJP, I deem it to be my duty to share my reflections with the people of India, and more specifically with the millions of workers of my Party, both of whom have indebted me with their affection and respect. Before I share my thoughts, I take this opportunity to convey my most sincere gratitude to the people of Gandhinagar, who have elected me to the Lok Sabha six times since 1991. Their love and support has always overwhelmed me. Serving the Motherland has been my passion and my mission ever since I joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at the age of 14. My political life has been inseparably associated with my Party … Continue reading NATION FIRST, PARTY NEXT, SELF LAST
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Sharing some snippets (mostly media coverage) from my campaign trail: Poll results pre-decided due to 10 years of bad governance, says Advani Press Trust of India | Apr 16, 2014 “In every election there are two adversaries, but it is not so this time. People have made up their mind after ten years’ bad governance and corruption (of UPA) before the polls …even before the results…all the people estimate that this poll is pre-decided” Vajpayee’s tenure best ever: LK Advani IANS | Apr 15, 2014 “Vajpayee’s tenure as PM was best ever,” Advani said addressing election meetings in Bihar’s Banka and Katihar parliamentary constituencies. Advani confident of BJP led NDA coming to power Press Trust of India | Apr 08, 2014 “There is no doubt among the people about whose government will come to power after the Lok Sabha polls and BJP and its allies are going to have an … Continue reading ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL
In 2013 the Planning Commission did an Evaluation Study on a countrywide campaign undertaken for Total Sanitation. This study covered 11519 house-holds across 27 states which meant quite a comprehensive survey. One of the most shocking conclusions drawn by this survey was that 72.63 per cent of all rural households practice ‘open defecation’ – which means that they relieve themselves behind the bushes, on railway tracks, wherever they feel is fine. Hindol Sengupta’s book on the basis of which I wrote my last blog has commented : “How does it help if people are shitting in toilets rather than under the fine open skies listening to birds chirping? The survey has an answer.