Modi wave will see party romp home in elections, avers BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday averred that the party would romp home at the Lok Sabha elections next year, thanks to the anti-Congress and pro-Modi wave sweeping the nation.

Stating that BJP was witnessing a lot of vote swing in its favour in the run-up to the parliamentary elections, she buttressed her claim by pointing out that in the last Lok Sabha bye-election, the party had got 11 per cent vote share in West Bengal.

A similar move of support is being seen in Kerala and even in Manipur, where previously the party had never existed.

NRI support

Stepping up the party’s Narendra Modi campaign, Sitharaman took to the Google Hangout for over an hour with Friends of BJP to enlist support for the party from non-resident Indians (NRIs), primarily based out of the United States. Further, praising the campaign style of Modi’s confidant Amit Shah, she described him as a master strategist at work in Uttar Pradesh.

She allayed fears of negative campaign and alleged ‘Manchurian’ candidates were being propped up by the Congress at Assembly elections in the five states going to elections in November.

Questioned by non-resident Indians on the present position of Karnataka BJP unit, she said that, “The BJP lost power in the State but not the goodwill of the people. The word among citizens of Karnataka is one of appreciation for our ‘out of the box’ schemes but upset with the way we performed. They had expected us to do better,” she said assailing the State Congress for protecting Santosh Lad, who, she observed was guilty for ‘outrageous violations’ in mining scam.

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