BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Sudhanshu Trivedi says BJP has ensured that India’s success story does not get disrupted.
Showcasing the Narendra Modi government’s achievement of taking India into the league of top five economies from the group of fragile five in 2013, BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP and spokesman Sudhanshu Trivedi said his party has ensured that India’s success story does not get disrupted.
“While other parties’ electoral thinking is limited to two years to five years, just before polls, the BJP talks of India of the previous 5,000 years and the one in the next 500 to 1000 years,” said the BJP leader. The mechanical engineer-turned-parliamentarian said in 2013 when he visited the US, there was a gloomy image of India among Americans and questions were being raised about whether the success story of India was over. “I told them that India’s success story is not over, but it is just waiting for Narendra Modi,” he said, sharing details of India›s success story after Modi became the Prime Minister.
In the “Mission 2024” session at the Festival of Ideas, organised here by NewsX, The Sunday Guardian and India News that are a part of the iTV Network, Trivedi in typical poetic style blasted the Opposition parties and gave a quick look into the social welfare-dominated agenda of the NDA in 2024 elections.
He also touched upon the Modi government’s Pakistan policy of “terror and talks can’t go together”, the Opposition parties’ corruption-riddled background, attempts by some parties to mislead Muslims and the threats to Opposition unity after Congress’ revival after Karnataka poll victory. Talking about Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s “Bharat Jodo Yatra”, Trivedi said the yatra had nothing to do with raising Rahul’s popularity against Modi’s. “The exercise was more to revive the Congress whose clout in the Opposition camp was declining.”
Trivedi said the Congress’ victory in Karnataka appeared to be bad news for Nitish Kumar, Mamata Banerjee and Arvind Kejriwal–all the leaders who were looking at the hitherto fall in the Congress’ fortune as a chance to lead the Opposition bloc. “Now Rahul can remind the alliance partners that his party is present from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, so it is the rightful candidate to lead the bloc,’ said the BJP leader. Talking about the issues before the electorate in 2024, the BJP leader said, as rightly pointed out by the PM, changing a coalition’s name does not rid it of its past sins and corrupt acts. “So, I.N.D.I.A replacing UPA is not going to make any difference to the voters,” said the BJP leader. He also accused the Opposition parties of misleading the Muslim community for electoral gains and poisoning its minds with anti-BJP agenda. “Sharafat Ali ke secularism ko siyasat ne mara,” said Trivedi with a poetic touch. The Indian voter has seen and acknowledged the positive, compassionate, motivating impact of India on the world under Modi, he said, adding that the scale of development, financial inclusion and priority on national security would continue to dominate the NDA agenda for 2024 elections.