L.K. Advani, who will lead the NDA in the coming general elections, gave a final shape to the party and expressed his guided thoughts to the enthusiastic delegates and said that here is a government at the Centre that sought votes by promising to work for the welfare of the aam aadmi. ?In reality, it has worked only for the benefit of the khaas aadmi. That the aam aadmi and aam aurat have been reeling under the impact of sky-rocketing prices is one aspect of the UPA government'sbetrayal. The other is that, never before was the divide between the rich and the poor so shockingly wide as it is today. Indeed, the UPA government has actively facilitated this gap to become so wide,? he observed.
As in the political resolution the party has described the UPA as ?failed and worthless?, Shri Advani said in the conclave that never before have so many distressed and debt-ridden kisans committed suicide. This too is intolerable, unacceptable and must be prevented. We shall strive to alleviate the plight of kisans with effective measures to rejuvenate Indian agriculture and our rural economy.
Shri Advani also made a dig at the left, accusing Smt Gandhi of ?Kremlinilisation of Indian politics?, observing that Indira Gandhi had only ?used? them whenever she needed. Attacking the Congress for making the left parties an important player in the nation'spolity, he said, ?No party has given such place to communists as the Congress has done. It has indeed resulted in the Kremlinisation of Indian politics.? He added that the Congress knows well the real face of the communists and their role in history including in the freedom movement and said that the left parties not only ?disagreed on a JPC on the Indo-US nuclear deal but went ahead to make an arrangement involving only them and the UPA?.
Shri Advani obliquely raised the issue of foreign origin saying that if some parties in India wish to be guided by foreign-born ideologies and foreign-born leadership, they will certainly realise the limitations of doing so.
Forecasting that the NDA can win a clear and decisive leadership Shri Advani said: ?I was looking at the results of all the six Lok Sabha elections since 1989, when the BJP rose like a phoenix from its lowest figure of two MPs in 1984. I see that so far our Party has won at least once from as many as 297 Lok Sabha constituencies on its own since 1989. Many of them have been won by the BJP several times over. And if we include the additional 64 constituencies from which our stable allies in the NDA?Akali Dal, Shiv Sena, Janata Dal and Biju Janata Dal?have won at least once since 1989, the total number of such constituencies represented by the NDA comes to 361. This means that we are already a formidable alliance and, if we work unitedly and with a credible agenda of change that appeals to the people, the NDA can indeed win a decisive majority.?