BJP open to alliances and cherishes old friends: PM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Jan 2019 09:20:33


 

CHENNAI,

Atal ji brought in a new culture in Indian politics, that of successful coalition politics. BJP has followed the way Atal ji has shown us, says Modi

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is open to alliances and cherished its old friends, in a hint that it was looking to strengthen NDA in Tamil Nadu ahead the Lok Sabha polls.
In an interaction with party booth-level workers from five
districts in Tamil Nadu through video conferencing, Modi recalled the “successful coalition politics” ushered in by former Prime Minister late Atal Behari Vajpayee in the 1990s and said that the BJP’s doors were “always open”.


“...20 years ago the visionary leader Atal ji brought in a new culture in Indian politics, that of successful coalition politics. He gave utmost importance to regional aspirations... BJP has followed the way Atal ji has shown us,” Modi said. Modi, in the fourth interaction with the party workers in the State, was responding to questions from a worker whether the BJP would ally with AIADMK, DMK or Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, who is yet to form his political party.


PM questions Michel’s role in stalled Rafale deal during UPA rule: IN A  stinging counter-attack on the Rafale issue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday accused the Congress of stalling defence procurement if there was “no deal” for it.


He also said that the alleged middleman Christian Michel was close to the Congress first family and the people deserved to know the role played by him in the 10-year delay over the Rafale deal during UPA regime.
Interacting with booth level BJP workers of Tamil Nadu through video-conferencing, he said that many people think that the biggest failure of Congress was mismanagement of the economy and corruption.


“But they did deep damage to our Armed Forces. Not many know how much damage Congress culture did to our defence sector for decades. They had made the defence sector a den of Bofors and brokers and middlemen. In their Government, procurement would only happen if there was a deal. If there was no deal their approach was to simply stop buying anything for the Armed Forces,” Modi said in response to a question.