BJP says opposition alliance won’t affect its election prospects
Jammu: Any grand alliance of opposition parties will have no bearing on the BJP’s prospects as people want a strong government and not a dependent one that is bound to face internal bickering, BJP vice president Avinash Rai Khanna said on Tuesday.
He asserted that there is no alternative to the BJP at the centre and the people will again vote for the party as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has provided a stable and corruption-free government in the country.
“The BJP is capable of fighting elections on its own strength and the Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance of
opposition parties) will have no bearing on the party which is geared up to win the next Lok Sabha elections, Khanna, who is also incharge of Jammu and Kashmir, told reporters here.
He said Modi’s leadership and the works undertaken by his government over the past four-and-a-half years will be the main poll planks of the party.
At the same time, he asserted that “there will be no change in the core agenda of the party on the construction of Ram temple and Article 370 of the Constitution (on special status to Jammu and Kashmir)”.
Khanna said the BJP had fought the 2014 parliamentary elections “solely on Modi’s name”. After winning the polls, his government provided “a stable and corruption-free government and also took the country to new heights of development in every field,” he said.
Modi proved that he can take major decisions in the interest of country which needs a strong and not a dependent government, he said and expressed confidence that the people will repose their faith in Modi government and ensure a big win for the party in the parliamentary elections. PTI