Advani: No compromise on clean politics

Shaju Philip Posted: Nov 12, 2012 at 0011 hrs
Thiruvananthapuram At a time when BJP president Nitin Gadkari is accused of corruption, party veteran L K Advani on Sunday said that his party will not comprise on the principle of clean politics.

Inaugurating the 30th anniversary of Bharatiya Vichar Kendram, a research centre of the RSS, Advani said that in politics two things were important — good governance and clean politics. “Good governance comes when you are in power and when out of power, you should be able to give clean politics. Clean politics is the touchstone by which people judge the leaders in a democracy. The BJP would not compromise on this virtue,”

he said.

Referring to the recent visit of CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta to his home, Advani said there was no political untouchability with anyone, including the Communists. In the past, Communists and Jan Sangh had worked together, he said.