Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday dubbed the anti-BJP grand alliance as an ‘failed experiment’ saying that the opposition parties are coming toegther as they want to form a ‘majboor’ (helpless) government, whereas the BJP wants a strong dispensation for holistic development. Addressing the BJP’s National Convention in New Delhi, PM Modi said the parties that were formed primarily to oppose the Congress and its culture have now join hands with it.
Steering clear from the ongoing controversy in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) over the removal of its director Alok Verma, just 36 hours after he was reinstated by the Supreme Court, Modi instead talked about the restriction imposed by the government of Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh over the entry of CBI in these states. “Despite being harassed for 12 years by UPA govt when I was Gujarat CM, and even after the arrest of Amit Shah, we didn’t ban the entry of CBI in the state,” Modi said. He was referring to the arrest of BJP president Amit Shah, then MoS Home in Gujarat government, over the alleged involvement in the fake encounters case in which he was later acquitted. Modi asked, “Why Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh governments banned CBI in their respective state, what irregularities they have done?”
While the BJP leaders, including the union ministers, heaped praises on PM Modi for passage of the 10 per cent reservation to people of Economically Weaker Sections of the General category in employment and education, Modi said that the reservation has been provided “to meet expectations of youths who were not getting opportunities due to poverty, and it will enhance confidence of new India.”