Nagpur: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Monday once again trained his guns on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, terming him the “weakest” prime minister he had ever seen.
Entering the Maharashtra leg of his nationwide yatra against corruption, Advani said that some former prime ministers like Chandrashekhar, Deve Gowda and I.K. Gujral had performed better with the support of only a handful of members of parliament. “These former PMs provided good governance, but Manmohan Singh will not do anything till he gets the signal from 10 Janpath,” Advani contended, at a public meeting at Saoner soon after his arrival.
He pointed out that when the United Progressive Alliance was voted back to power in 2009, Manmohan Singh had promised to initiate measures to bring back slush funds stashed away in foreign bank accounts within 100 days. “However, not it is over two years but the UPA has failed to live up to its promises.” Advani added that if the black money is brought back to the country, all the six lakh villages in India can be rid of problems like drinking water, electricity and other infrastructure.
Earlier, Advani’s yatra was welcomed at Kelwat town on the Madhya Pradesh-Maharashtra border by BJP president Nitin Gadkari, deputy leader of BJP in Lok Sabha Gopinath Munde, BJP general secretary Venkaiah Naidu, state party chief Sudhir Mungantiwar, Ananth Kumar, Ravi Shankar Prasad and other senior leaders, while Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan saw him off at the border.