Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani on Monday said there is lack of leadership in the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, due to which the anger of the people had increased on issues like price rise and corruption.
Briefing the media ahead of his Jan Chetna Yatra anti-graft campaign starting on Tuesday from Bihar, Advani said people are angry as the government has failed to check inflation, corruption and bring back black money stashed in foreign banks. “In the last few years, the anger among people has increased because of rise in prices, corruption and other issues and there is no doubt the reason is lack of leadership in the UPA,” he said.
In the past, Advani has accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of weak leadership. Explaining his yatra, Advani said it will be launched on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Jayprakash Narayan on Tuesday from his birthplace Sitab Diara in Bihar. The Jan Chetna Yatra will focus on good governance and clean politics and pass through 18 states and some union territories. It will culminate in Delhi Nov 20 after covering almost 12,000 km – about 300 km each day.