Look who is speaking about communalism. The fellow responsible for the worst communal riot in India’s history (post Babri Masjid demolition). The fellow responsible for whipping up communal frenzy and the fellow responsible for the demolition of the Babri Masjid. The BJP’s perenniel Prime Minister in waiting, LK Advani with probably the best WTF comment of the year.
NDA’s prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani expressed surprise at the heavy communal overtones of the Union Budget. “It is a throw back to the Liaqat Ali days, the consequences of which are well-known,” he said.
Reacting to the Union Budget presented by the Union finance minister, Mr P. Chidambaram, Mr Advani said, “So far, the record of this government has been one of being long on promise and short on delivery. This year may not be any different.” Mr Advani said the highlight of the Union Budget was the waiver of farm loans, but it has come too late. It is also insufficient, he said. A large number of farmers had taken loans from private money-lenders. Arrangements should have been made to provide relief to them also.
The rate of interest on farm loans should also have been reduced to four per cent. The farmer should also have been covered under an assured income insurance scheme, he said.Farm loans are supposed to be remitted by June 30 this year, but the finance minister has said nothing about the administrative arrangements needed for such an exercise, Mr Advani said.
Above news courtesy: Deccan Chronicle
Picture courtesy: Outlook