Maharashtra government unnatural & unrealistic: JP Nadda

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BJP National President Shri J P Nadda on 16 February, 2020 dubbed the Maharashtra government led by Uddhav Thackeray as unnatural and unrealistic, saying it has put brakes on the state’s development.

Addressing the State BJP Council Meeting in Mumbai Shri Nadda said the party needs to be ready to go solo in future elections. He said despite the BJP getting mandate after the state Assembly polls in October last year, some with selfish motives parted ways with it and joined hands with those in the opposition to come to power. “You should be ready for ‘all versus one (BJP)’ kind of political battle in future,” he said addressing the party workers.

Shri JP Nadda said despite the state Assembly poll mandate being in favour of the BJP, “selfish motives prevailed” and some went to join hands with the opposition to form government. “The BJP is going to win the next Maharashtra Assembly election single-handedly. The state, under the leadership of Devendra Fadnavis, was making progress but sadly, the development is now getting halted,” he said.

Shri JP Nadda, who took over as BJP’s National President last month, was speaking at the two-day state BJP convention which began in Navi Mumbai on 15 February, 2020.

The BJP President also advised Karyakartas to play the role of serious grassroot-level workers to provide a responsible opposition and turn adversity into opportunity. “…it is a fight of one versus all to come back to power,” he added. He hailed the Centre’s initiatives on Triple Talaq, Article 370 and Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which, he said, became a reality because of the massive mandate in favour of Modi Govt 2.0.

“We have not targeted any religion and it was our moral responsibility to abolish Triple Talaq since it does not exist in Muslim countries like Syria, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Similarly, nobody in the opposition has tangible answers to our questions on loopholes in CAA,” said Shri Nadda.

Speaking on Jammu and Kashmir, he said now the people of this region will send representatives from the tribal community to Vidhan Sabha, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and this was made possible due to the abrogation of Article 370, which helped provide reservation for tribals.

Criticizing the Maha Vikas Aghadi government, Shri JP Nadda said, “People’s mandate in Maharashtra has been insulted by Shiv Sena. And it was done for personal interest. We will hold protests against this unnatural alliance…” He also advised party workers that politics was a full time job. The BJP, he said, is the world’s largest political force with 17 crore documented members besides 303 members in Lok Sabha and 82 in Rajya Sabha.