BJP president JP Nadda spoke to India Today TV for an exclusive interview after flagging off the BJP’s ‘Poribortan Yatra’ in poll-bound West Bengal.
JP national president JP Nadda kicked off the party’s ‘Poribortan Yatra’ in West Bengal on Saturday. Addressing a series of rallies in the election-bound state, Nadda hit out at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the Trinamool Congress. He alleged that Mamata Banerjee is leading a “government of tyranny” and that she didn’t implement central government’s PM Kisan scheme because of her ego.
Soon after flagging off the ‘Poribortan Yatra’ (March for Change), JP Nadda spoke to India Today TV for an exclusive interview. Here are its excerpts:
Q: The ‘Poribortan Yatra’ has started. How do you see it as it came after a lot of difficulties for the BJP because the West Bengal government didn’t give permission for it?
Nadda: Whenever you go to do some right work for people’s welfare, there are people who want to stop you. There are some who create obstructions. Mamata Banerjee is one of them. This is her style of functioning.
In a dictatorial attitude, she does not want any alternative ideology to come up. She has been trying, not just today, but right from the beginning. However, we all know that despite all this, the BJP has come a long way and we will be successful here (in Bengal elections) too.
I am told she has not given permission for ‘Poribortan Yatra’, but the permission has been given by the people of Bengal. The overwhelming support that we are getting and how the masses have come forwardthis itself has given us permission for the yatra.
Q: Do you see poribortan (change) as a reality?
Nadda: It is a reality. Poribortan is coming. There is an aspiration among the people of Bengal. They are fed-up with corruption, a non-performing government and politicisation of administration. People are very disturbed. They want an alternative and they find an alternative in the BJP.
Q: The Trinamool Congress says the BJP is taking out the yatra to create a law and order situationto polarise the state.
Nadda: Such arguments always come from people who have a dictatorial mindset. They have such lame excuses because they do not have any strength in them as far as arguments is concerned.
So, they come out with such shallow argumentsarguments which do not have content.