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Advani Seeks Manmohan Singh's Resignation

PTI 22 Aug 2011, 9:26:13 IST

Nellore (AP), Aug 22 :Alleging that Congress-led UPA government was steeped in corruption and had failed to control inflation, BJP leader L K Advani on Sunday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should quit and hold fresh elections, as the ruling alliance has lost confidence of the people.

“Manmohan Singh does not understand the problem of a common man because he has not contested elections directly so far. He should contest elections and come to power as the UPA government has no moral right to continue in office,” Advani, who was here to participate in a function, said.

He said, “This government is totally corrupt. The prime minister has a great reputation of being an economist. But the common man is shocked to find that ever since this government has come to power, prices have been going up and up,”.

A series of scams have come to light in the last few years for which UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister should be held responsible, he said.

It is wrong to say that the UPA government has sent corrupt leaders to jail, Advani said, adding that former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and Congress MP Suresh Kalmadi were put behind bars because of the CAG report and judiciary action. PTI