New Delhi, Apr 15 (): Exhibiting a hard-hitting political blow over Nitish Kumar for questioning Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi’s secular credentials and development record, the BJP criticized the veteran chief minister in a war of words and said that the need of the hour is to overcome the non-performing and corrupt UPA government.
Requesting its allies to deliberate on how to remove the UPA which has been a corrupt government, BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said that it is high time the allies start focusing more on expelling the UPA government instead of wasting their energies on baseless references against Shri Narendra Modi , which the BJP will never accept.
Many BJP leaders were taken back by surprise yesterday when Bihar chief minister met Rajnath Singh and expressed his reservations on Modi. The BJP leader however suggested that the party has not yet taken a decision on the PM candidate and would take a call later. Nitish then is believed to have met Arun Jaitley, yet did not get the feedback.
While Nitish Kumar had been attacking Modi in the recent past for some reason, BJP leaders have also expressed confidence saying that Nitish will not resist the BJP which possess a very strong upper caste foundation in the state to overcome Lalu Prasad.
Describing Narendra Modi as the most popular leader of the nation, BJP president Rajnath Singh defended Modi‘s record during the 2002 Gujarat riot s and said that if at all there is someone who is the most popular leader in the nation then it can be none other than Narendra Modi.
Meanwhile, locking horns with the JD ( U) which has demanded the BJP to come out with its decision on the Prime Ministerial candidate by December, key NDA ally Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) said that a possible decision on the issue can be made only after the polls. If we try to predict today, I think we are jumping the gun,” said that SAD leader Naresh Gujral.