On second anniversary, Advani praises Modi govt for honesty

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today received kudos from BJP patriarch L K Advani who hailed the NDA dispensation led by his once protege for “honesty” even as he accused Congress of attempting to malign the government’s image through baseless allegations.

“India has received an honest government at Centre under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The government is determined to fulfil all its promises and it is moving in the right direction to do so,” he told reporters at the city airport. Advani, a member of the BJP’s ‘Margadarshak Mandal’, arrived here to participate in the party’s ‘Vikas Parv’ (development festival).

The commendation of the Congress by the BJP veteran came at a time when the party has launched stinging attacks on the government, saying it had nothing to show but “empty promises and gimmicks” and that people fell for Modi’s “web of deceit”.

The ‘Vikas Parv’ is being organised by the state party unit to celebrate the second anniversary of Modi government as well as the Gujarat government under Chief Minister Anandiben Patel. Advani said he will put forward various works undertaken by both these governments before people.

“I am here as part of my duty to inform people about various pro-people works done by both these BJP governments during these two years,” the Gandhinagar MP said.

He said the Congress is deliberately trying to malign the image of NDA government through baseless allegations, which have no grounds. “People of India are still with BJP and NDA government,” the BJP veteran said. He later participated in “Vikas Gaurav Yatra” in the city.

Advani is scheduled to address party workers and citizens at a grand function on Sabarmati riverfront tomorrow evening.