BJP hits out at Congress, says UPA on the verge of breakup
The BJP is ready for snap polls and will fight elections on the issue of corruption in the UPA, said Ananth Kumar.
New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party hit out at the Congress and said the United Progressive Alliance is on the verge of breakup. The BJP held its Parliamentary Board meeting on Monday in New Delhi as the party gears for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
BJP General Secretary Ananth Kumar said the Congress is insecure of alliance support and there could early elections. He said, "The BJP is ready for snap polls and will fight the elections on the issue of corruption and economic crisis during the UPA regime."
The meeting was to plan the party's official stand on the Food Security ordinance. "Even on food security, it had to bring in ordinance as they have doubts about the support of their own allies," the BJP said.
The party said five states will go to election is November and the "Congress is under pressure and can not face Parliament". In such a situation, the BJP will be aggressive and will force them for a Parliament debate on corruption and price rise.
The party poll panel chief Modi and party President Rajanth Singh will create the strategies for the elections and it will be discussed with key leaders. "More than 100 rallies will be taken out across the country. BJP has come in election mode," the BJP said in a statement.
Senior BJP leader LK Advani, party President Rajnath Singh, party poll panel chief Narendra Modi, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and her Rajya Sabha counterpart Arun Jaitley were present in the meeting. The meeting was expected to finalise Modi's plan for 2014 polls. A decision was expected on making former party president Nitin Gadkari campaign in-charge of Delhi and Rajasthan and the proposed merger with Subramaniam Swamy's Janata Party.
This is the first meeting after top brass including LK Advani met the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat last week in Nagpur.