Rampur (UP): Union minister and senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said people want “good governance” and Prime Minster Narendra Modis policy of development worked for BJP in Assam, where Congress was dethroned after 15 years rule.
He said “not only the lotus blossomed but our vote share went up magically” in Assam and other states, which proves that people have faith in the developmental policies of Modi.
“People want good governance and good politics, while the Congress was not willing to eschew its feudal mindset,” the Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs told PTI.
Attacking the Congress for its “untiring propaganda” of branding BJP as “divisive and anti-Muslim”, Naqvi, also the MoS for Minority Affairs, noted that “in a state like Assam a large number of Muslims and Christians voted for BJP, while the Congress got an unprecedented drubbing.”
The Congress yesterday suffered a major setback losing Assam and Kerala in the just-concluded assembly polls and managed to win only on Puducherry, while BJP scripted history as it stormed to power in the largest north eastern state for the first time.
Naqvi claimed that while the CPI(M) has accepted its tie-up with Congress in West Bengal was a “blunder”. Some top Congress leaders in various states have been raising the issue as to who between Sonia Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi should be at the helm in the outfit, he claimed.
“Such bickerings in the outfit are going to multiply further in the near future,” he added.
As regards the 2017 assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Naqvi exuded confidence that the BJP will win the polls there. PTI