SHILLONG, Dec 2, 2017: The victory of the BJP in the Civic Poll in Uttar Pradesh and the Panchayat election in Manipur has boosted the morale of the saffron party and is expecting the same results in Meghalaya even as it stated that the party’s good governance and development agenda has turned into a national resonance which resonates with the people of the country.
“The saffron brigades agenda of good governance and development has turned into a national resonance which resonates with the people of the country and the results of the electoral battle no matter how big or small or wherever it is, proves it right,” BJP National Spokesperson Nalin Kohli said on Saturday.
Stating that nationally the mood for the BJP is very bright, Kohli said, “The results of the Uttar Pradesh 14 out of 16, the congress dissimilated in Amithi and the fact that we have done very well in Manipur getting 5 out of 6 seats in the panchayat election itself speaks volume of the party’s agenda that good governance and development is what resonates with the people of India and it does not matter where”.
“It is a national resonance and as far as BJP is concerned that is our mission,” Kohli added.
Coming to poll-bound state of Meghalaya, Kohli said, “One should wait, but the common message that is coming in is that the congress is not in the vantage position and is on the defence position”.
“Here the elections have not been declared and any election at any level, be it a mere election,our mission is driven by this agenda and the rest is only a matter of numbers which the voters will decide”.
Talking about the growing popularity of NPP in the state, Kohli said, “ I don’t see any wave at the moment in any parties’prospective. I see only one wave that the congress will not return and that is the only wave in Meghalaya”.
Reacting to allegations that the contemplated move of the NPP to table the no confidence motion in the state Assembly is a handiwork of BJP, Kohli said, “I am not aware of any such instruction or conversation, but it is their right under legislative procedure. The BJP is not in the Assembly so certainly the BJP cannot comment”.
On the trend of BJP leaders visiting religious leaders in the state and the congress criticising it, Kohli said, “You cant have it both ways. Damned if u do and damned if u don’t”.
Kohli further said, “How can it be a communal agenda when we meet church leaders? We do not discuss politics with them. They are institution of religious practice and If some of them are involved in development in terms of running schools, nursing homes etc and have certain issues that they share of what is happening in the society that is what political parties are meant to do. Keep a track of what is happening here”.