Advani tells parties to shun political untouchability

Advani tells parties to shun  political untouchability

Adding credence to the widespread speculation that the RSS and its allies including the BJP are craving for at least a tacit tie-up with the CPM in Kerala,  BJP senior leader L K Advani appealed to political parties on Sunday to end their practice of ‘political untouchability.’

Delivering the valedictory address at the 30th anniversary of Bharateeya Vichara Kendram in Thiruvananthapuram, the veteran BJP leader said that it was high time that the political parties ended the practice which had inflicted irreparable damage to the process of democratisation the Indian polity.

Bharatheeya Vichara Kendram is a think tank headed by RSS ideologue P Parameswaran.
Advani said “the Communist Party that had supported the Jan Sangh in its early days has lost its political tolerance now-a-days.

“In the changed world order, mutual respect and bonhomie among the political parties play a key role in the functioning a democratic society,” he said.

The veteran BJP leader said his party would not compromise on clean politics, by which the people in a democratic society judged their leaders.

“A political party should give clean politics when off the power and give good governance while in power,’’ he said.

Going down memory lane of his half-century-long political career, Advani said that despite several shortcomings, India had disproved the apprehension of western society that democracy would not survive in free India.

“Contrary to it, not only had India thrived asa vibrant democratic nation but is also poised to become a dominant country in the world along with China in the near future,’’ Advani said.

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