Dubbing the grand alliance as a "failed experiment", Prime Minister Modi said that the opposition parties are coming together as they want to form a 'majboor' (helpless) government to promote nepotism and corruption
New Delhi: Day 2 of the BJP National Convention saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party president Amit Shah and other BJP leaders address the nation from the Ramlila ground in the national capital. On the road to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the saffron party’s national convention is the biggest gathering of BJP members.
Dubbing the grand alliance as a "failed experiment", Prime Minister Modi said that the opposition parties are coming together as they want to form a 'majboor' (helpless) government to promote nepotism and corruption, whereas the BJP wants a strong dispensation for all-round development.
His comments come after the BSP-Samajwadi Party announced their alliance in the politically crucial Uttar Pradesh, in which the BJP had won maximum seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
"They want a helpless government so that they can indulge in corruption. We want a strong government so that we can put an end to corruption. They want a helpless government so that they can do good for their relatives. We want a strong government so that we can usher development for everyone (sabka saath, sabka vikas)," the Prime Minister said.
The Prime Minister said 10% reservation in education and government jobs for the youth from economically weaker sections will enhance the confidence of 'New India' and asserted that the new arrangement will not encroach upon anyone's rights.
Modi said that for the first time in the country's history, there has not been any charge of corruption against a government.
The BJP rule has proved that the country can be run without corruption, he added.
He said earlier governments saw farmers (annadata) as only 'matdata' (voters), while his government was constantly trying to address challenges faced by them.
"We are working day and night to double farmers' income by 2022," he said.
With PTI inputs
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Last Updated 12, Jan 2019, 4:12 PM