The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday launched a scathing attack on the Opposition during a news briefing following the National Executive Meeting. The BJP accused the Congress of breaking the country, while lauding about PM Narendra Modi-led NDA government’s ‘swaraj abhiyan’.
“BJP is doing ‘make in India’ and Congress is doing ‘breaking India’,” adding, “9 times we have spoken on NRC in our last National Executive meetings. We brought Citizenship bill in 2016. Many Islamic countries have cleared it and it's not a problem there. But here, it didn’t get passed because of Congress’ hypocritical behaviour.”
While addressing the news briefing, Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that that the BJP won every election, in Tripura and Karnataka we got the largest numbers, “but even after this, the Opposition showed its frustration in the Parliament through no-confidence motion”.
The BJP while criticising the Opposition for being in denial even after losing the no-confidence motion, said, “The Prime Minister accepted the challenge of no confidence without any thought and we won. But, when they lost, they were in denial mode and said that they were never doubted BJP’s numbers.”
The BJP also dared P Chidambaram for a debate with facts and figures.
“We have achieved the position of 6th largest economy rank leaving France behind. The party president said that you should challenge P Chidambaram and company to come for a debate, but with facts and figure,”said Nirmala Sitharaman.
Sitharaman during the briefing also said that BJP national president Amit Shah calls the Opposition’s ‘mahagathbandhan’ a dhakosla (farce).
“The party president calls it eye wash, illusion,and based on falsehood. He also said those with with mahagathbandhan have already been defeated by the BJP. Mahagatbandhan is nothing which is going to make any difference. The party president also says that clear message should go to people that we don't care about this mahagathbandhan,” said the Union Defence Minister.
Detailing BJP’s strategy for upcoming state assembly elections and 2019 General Assembly Elections.
“We will work in Bengal, Odisha, Telangana, where we are in second position. There’s anti-incumbency factor in these states, we will fight with our full force there. In Mizoram we will do sammelan with 10000 karyakartas. We will also fight in Andhra,” said Sitharaman.
She added the Shah has given clear instructions to “tell all workers to tell public about BJP’s performance and work done from 2014 to 2019 - that will be our agenda,” adding, “we will come back in 2019 with increased number.”