Impossible for Modi to be PM,says Cong after snub from BSP,TMC

Impossible for Modi to be PM,says Cong after snub from BSP,TMC

Impossible for Modi to be PM,says Cong after snub from BSP,TMC

As Trinamool Congress and BSP snubbed BJP over supporting it in government formation, Congress today said it is "impossible" for Narendra Modi to become Prime Minister as he will not have "adequate seats and allies".

"As things stand today, BJP or NDA cannot get allies to form the government. Every important political party... is moving away from BJP and Narendra Modi.

"This is something what we have been been saying right from the beginning that it will be impossible for Modi to become Prime Minister and BJP to come to power. They will not get adequate number of seats and adequate number of allies to form the government," party General Secretary Ajay Maken told reporters.

He said that UPA-III will be coming to power.

The Congress leader's remarks came as BSP supremo Mayawati and Trinamool Congress ruled out any post-poll tie-up with the BJP-led NDA after Modi suggested yesterday that criticism of each other during polls did not automatically shut the door on possible alliances.

"This can also be a strategy to keep the door open," Modi had responded cryptically when asked if his attacks did not close the door on tie-ups with these parties.

Also, BJP general secretary Amit Shah today said his party does not believe in "political untouchability" and is open to support from any party. Maken dismissed as "hypothetical" a question whether the foreign policy of a possible BJP Government led by Modi would be different from the one being pursued today.

"This question is hypothetical.....UPA-III is coming to power and therefore there will be continuity in the foreign policy," he said.

Only yesterday, Finance Minister P Chidambaram had said that Congress has a "very good chance" of forming a government under its leadership with some allies.
His remarks had come amid growing chorus of an "enlarged" UPA-III to stop Narendra Modi from coming to power.

A senior party leader had floated the idea of an "enlarged" UPA-III taking on board new allies and keeping open the issue of leadership to stop Modi from becoming the Prime Minister.

"All options are on the table and no option is off the table. It all depends upon the numbers we get and the BJP gets and the margin between them," a senior party leader, who declined to be identified, had said.