Ranchi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Venkaiyah Naidu today blamed the United Progressive Alliance for failing miserably in its 10 years in power at the Centre. He said the UPA’s political agenda had failed to take off on the issues like food security, direct benefit transfer, Adhar and formation of Telangana.
The BJP veteran was addressing a gathering at the party headquarters in the state Capital. He said the wave of Narendra Modi had taken over the entire country. “The BJP-led alliance is going to secure more than 300 seats in the Lok Sabha. It is going to register a thumping majority in the Parliament and form the government at the Centre without doubt,” he said.
Naidu came down heavily on the UPA government for trying to use many of the legislations for security its own political future. “The UPA government led by the Congress cannot succeed in its aim to secure votebank through the food security Bill or any of such legislations which it tabled with an ulterior motive instead of doing it for the benefit of the people of this country,” said Naidu.
“The direct benefit transfer scheme of the UPA government is sure to result in the transfer of votes in favour of the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections of this year. The voters are disenchanted with the Congress and the UPA government. The Adhar scheme too, has failed to strengthen the base of the government. Instead, the government has lost the support of the people over the years,” said Naidu.
Naidu went on to claim that as many as 90 per cent of the MPs and MLAs of the Congress had quit the party following the announcement of a separate Telangana state. He said the Congress will fail miserably to reap the benefits of its policy decisions in the forthcoming general elections as calculated by its thinktanks.
Naidu also lashed out at the UPA government for failing to control poverty and unemployment. He further said that any talk of a third front or federal front was meaningless.
Naidu also took on the Aam Admi Party founder leader Arvind Kejriwal for first forming an alliance with the Congress and later quitting as the Delhi CM.
The BJP veteran rubbished criticism of the party for neglecting senior leaders. He said the senior leaders were still getting due respect in the party.