Staff Reporter

Kozhikode: BJP State president P.K. Krishnadas has said that the rousing reception party’s prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani received during his recent visit to the State has made Congress leader Oommen Chandy resort to a vicious campaign against him.

Addressing a news conference here on Tuesday, Mr. Krishnadas said that the “embarrassed” Congress leader was attempting to distort Mr. Advani’s statements on the nuclear policies of the United Progressive Alliance government at the Centre.

He said that the Congress leader was misinterpreting Mr. Advani’s statements on the prospects of a third nuclear test by India in case of a security threat.

Mr.Advani was only pointing out that the nuclear deal currently pursued by the UPA government was against the best interests of the nation as it would “restrict the country” from a third nuclear test if and when the country’s security situation demanded it.