Soon after the Congress party voiced its narrative about the Narendra Modi-led government at the Oxford Union, a debating society, BJP has slammed the party accusing that 'they can get support for their party only in Pakistan.'
Speaking exclusively to Republic, BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said:
"This shows what mentality they have, they have not been able to do anything in the country. Every time they go to Pakistan, If he has gone to London now so I don't know how many Indians are there, how many Pakistanis are there, we don't know who all have gathered. They make Pakistani supporters write and publish articles. They go to Pakistan and try to get support for a government in India. Every time Hafiz Saeed, Zakir Naik also wants Congress government, why is it so. We are not in power due to them, we are in power due to 130 crore people supporting us, and this time as well they will choose PM Narendra Modi for leading the country. Other than that if they want to do anything for moral support or for entertainment, why only London, they can go to Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, wherever, but they will not get support anywhere else apart from this."
On Friday, Congress leader Salman Khurshid participated in a debate at Oxford Union, which passed its verdict as “This House Has No Confidence in Modi’s Government”in favour of Salman Khurshid who was arguing for the topic and shared the 176-64 vote-split.
The Oxford Union also published the arguments given by each side:
An argument against Modi government:
"The issue is not what we think of Mr Modi, but what supporters of Mr Modi think of Mr Modi - “Let him be because there’s nobody better than him”. I believe the time has come to let this man go and let India experiment with something new," tweeted Oxford Union.
An argument for Modi government by Janhavi Dadarkar - CEO of Maiora which is a corporate advisory firm and is also Programme Lead for IOD’s flagship governance course.
"PM Modi has given Indians over the world and Indians in India a new kind of hope. Hope in unity in diversity, and not in divisive politics."