Aam aadmi burdened by inflation, internal insecurity: Advani

Written by Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: Jan 28 2010, 03:18am hrs
BJP Parliamentary Party chief LK Advani on Tuesday said though this Republic Day was special as it marked the diamond jubilee of the adoption of the Constitution, the common man is troubled due to rising prices and the internal security situation in the country.

Because of the potential of the nation, there is hope and confidence that in this century India will stand in the frontline among the developed countries. But the aam aadmi is sad about the present and is specially worried due to price rise and security (issues), Advani said. He was speaking to reporters at the flag-hoisting ceremony at his residence.

Advani said there are still apprehensions about another 26/11-like terror strike in India. Those in power are not sure that such an event will not take place. Nor are the foreign countries sure about it (taking place again in India). Even our neighbouring country, which has a complicity role in such attacks, says we cannot confirm it will not take place, he said. The government should be concerned about this, he added.

Advani also maintained that there was a need to relook at the manner in which elections were held in the country. There is so much corruption, use of muscle power (in elections) and some people benefit due to this. The Election Commission should think about this, he said.