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Geared up: L.K. Advani and the BJP’s senior leaders greeting the crowd in Madanapalle on Friday.
Geared up: L.K. Advani and the BJP’s senior leaders greeting the crowd in Madanapalle on Friday.

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BJP leader addresses an impressive rally in Madanapalle

TIRUPATI: BJP leader L. K. Advani said here on Friday that his party, buoyed by its victory in the Karnataka Assembly election ‘on its own, was all set to perform equally well in the other Southern States in the upcoming elections.

Addressing a huge rally at Madanapalle, 120 kms from here, as part of his ongoing nationwide ‘Vijay Sankalpa Yatra’, he described the 2009 elections to the Lok Sabha as most significant for the BJP as the party, which was branded as ‘North Indian’, would be approaching voters in the south as a national party.

He claimed that he could see an enthusiastic response for the BJP in the State when he visited Hyderabad and Vijayawada recently.

Referring to Satyam scam, Mr. Advani said that it was not a ‘corporate scandal’ but an out and out government scam. He demanded a judicial probe into the entire gamut of the biggest-ever ‘corporate fraud’ and as also a probe under the Commission of Enquiries Act to bring to book all those behind it. He remarked that A.P. had won the dubious distinction of being the most corrupt State in India. He offered rich tributes to late N.T. Rama Rao, who trounced the Congress in the TDP’s maiden election itself. Among the other participants were the State BJP president, Bandaru Dattatreya and party’s national spokesperson Prakash Jawadekar


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