Non-Cong, Non-BJP PM feasible: Advani

Last Updated: Sun, Aug 05, 2012 09:42 hrs

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) patriarch LK Advani on Sunday expressed his thoughts on the upcoming 2014 Lok Sabha polls and said 'a non-Congress, non-BJP Prime Minister heading a government supported by one of these two principal parties' was feasible.

"The shape which national polity has acquired in the past two and a half decades makes it practically impossible for any government to be formed in New Delhi which does not have the support either of the Congress or of the BJP. A third Front Government, therefore, can be ruled out," Advani wrote on his blog on Sunday.

"A non-Congress, non-BJP Prime Minister heading a government supported by one of these two principal parties is however feasible," the BJP leader said.

Advani said the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government as ´badly mismanaged´.

"Unfortunately, the two Governments since 2004, U.P.A I and U.P.A II have both been so badly mismanaged that the current state of anxiety in the ruling establishment is quite understandable," he blogged.

Speaking on stability of the government, he said: "There has been stability at the Centre only when the Government has had either a Congress or a BJP Prime Minister."

Advani said the 2014 Lok Sabha elections results might be the worst for the Congress party.

"People generally believe that for the Congress Party, the worst phase in so far as Lok Sabha results are concerned, were the post-Emergency elections of 1977. It would not at all be surprising if the next Lok Sabha elections yield a result which for the Congress may prove the worst in its history since 1952," he said.

"Soothsayers are not wanting who predict that it may be the first time when the Congress Party's score sinks to just two digits, that is, less than one hundred !" Advani said.

Speaking on the recent results of the Congress in different elections, the BJP patriarch said: "The party's miserable performance in Rae Bareilly, Amethi etc. which have long been regarded as pocket-boroughs of the first family, in the U.P. Assembly polls held recently and its dismal record in the Corporation elections of Uttar Pradesh where as against the BJP's score of ten out of twelve Corporations, the Congress drew a big blank are clear indices of the party's collapsing fortunes."

Speaking on the BJP, Advani said: "So far as the BJP is concerned, the bungling in Karnataka notwithstanding, all recent public opinion surveys clearly reveal that the principal beneficiary of the Congress Party's fast eroding reputation continues to be the BJP !"

He said: "The U.P.A. Government of Dr. Manmohan Singh has failed to take along with his government even his allies."

Advani wrote: "The U.P.A. II has had one aide however who may not be a political aide but who has been so invaluable for it to manage these difficult allies that I have often described it as the Congress Party's most dependable ally. If the Congress has successfully avoided a Lok Sabha poll till now it is only because of this alliance partner - the C.B.I. !"

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