Bharatiya Janata Party leader M Venkaiah Naidu claimed that those who were not able to digest the increasing popularity of BJP were supporting Aam Aadmi Party. He added that the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections should not be compared with the recent Delhi assembly polls, as to decide the nation’s fate experience and expertise in leadership would play a decisive role.
Naidu was in the city yesterday to attend a private event. But before doing that, he chose to vent his party’s frustration againstthe alliance of AAP and Congress in Delhi by addressing the media.
Campaigning for Modi
Informing that all prominent BJP leaders including Lal Krishna Advani would campaign for Gujarat CM and party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the upcoming elections, Naidu tried to demonstrate that the party was united.
The former BJP president alleged that Congress was using the newly-formed AAP to restrict the increasing popularity of BJP across the nation.
While slamming AAP, he said that it was the most immoral act when it took the support of Congress to form the government in Delhi, which according to AAP was the most corrupt party.
“My party hardly cares who is supporting or joining AAP, as we are confident enough that the voters are intelligent and they would not waste their votes in the imminent Lok Sabha elections,”said Naidu.
He added that it was natural for the new party to get the response of the people to some extent, but that did not mean the BJP’s traditional voters would move towards AAP.
Naidu also lashed out at Congress and said that it has been trying to malign the image of Narendra Modi, out of fear that
BJP would outshine it in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. He added that Modi is a man with 3D qualities — decisiveness, dynamic nature and development-oriented approach.
“Prime Minister Manmohan Singh always speaks about the temperance of language, but his own fellow party men are always busy in targeting Modi. Even PM Singh himself called Modi as a disaster for the country. However, Modi is not a disaster for the nation, but for the Congress,” added Naidu.
The BJP leader rubbished the idea of a third front. He also said that political parties are approaching the NDA and his party would contest the maximum possible seats in the polls.
Naidu said that Modi would not resign, as he is presently responsible and accountable for the people of his state. He was speaking on the recent statement given by MNS chief Raj Thackeray where he said that Modi should have resigned from the post of chief minister as soon as he was nominated as prime ministerial candidate. Naidu said that it was just a suggestion and the party was not bothered about it. He confirmed that Modi would not resign till he assumed the position of Prime Minister.