BJP mocks all-party-meet, asks Opposition to reveal PM candidate's name
BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya has mocked the scheduled meeting of Opposition parties in New Delhi today and said they should first declare a prime ministerial candidate before thinking of ousting the Narendra Modi government. In a major step towards forming an anti-BJP front, top opposition leaders will huddle in New Delhi to discuss forging a grand alliance for 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
'We have PM Narendra Modi. Who is their PM candidate?'
"It's really good to see Opposition parties are trying to forge an alliance to fight against us. But first, let them declare their PM candidate, then they should dream of fighting against us and ousting us," Vijayvargiya said yesterday. "We have PM Narendra Modi. Who is their PM candidate?" he asked. West Bengal CM has reached New Delhi to take part in the meeting.
Clarify whether CPI(M) and Congress are friends or opponents: Roy
Taking a dig at Banerjee, senior BJP leader Mukul Roy said she should clarify whether the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Congress, also part of the Opposition meeting, were friends or opponents of the Trinamool Congress in Bengal. "When TMC was born in 1998, Mamata Banerjee and her party used to say both Congress and the CPI(M) are political opponents," Roy said.
Rahul and Kejriwal will also join the all-party meet
"The TMC throughout its 20-year history has termed the CPI(M) as its number one political opponent. So now, it should clarify whether the two have become friends," the senior BJP leader said. Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal will also attend the meeting in Delhi today.