JD(U) opposes Modi as PM, rules out tie-up with (enemy) Congress

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    NEW DELHI: Citing his failure to check the post-Godhra riots, NDA constituent JD(U) on Saturday made clear its opposition to Narendra Modi's projection as prime ministerial candidate but ruled out the possibility of aligning with "enemy" Congress at the cost of "friend" BJP.

    Taking stock of the political scenario in the country against the growing clamour in the BJP for pitting Modi as the prime ministerial candidate, the JD(U) executive, which met here, criticised the chief minister saying that he "failed in discharging his duties as the head of the state to check communal riots in Gujarat in 2002".

    While JD(U) leaders have made public statements expressing their antipathy to Modi, this is the first time the party has made its position formally clear through a conclave - the national executive meeting.

    Amid speculation over Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar also being in the prime ministerial race, party spokesperson K C Tyagi said emphatically said thrice "Nitish Kumar is not a PM candidate."

    While making it clear that it was opposed to Modi's projection as the prime ministerial candidate, JD(U), however, said it will not set any deadline for the BJP to decide on who would be its prime ministerial face.

    Responding to a volley of questions on whether JD(U) will oppose Modi's projection in the BJP for the top job, Tyagi, "as long as the Parliamentary Board of the BJP does not categorically say who is its prime ministerial candidate, why should we talk about it."

    But in an apparent scaling down of its rhetoric, the party dismissed contentions of fixing any timeline for BJP to declare its prime ministerial candidate before next Lok Sabha elections but felt "it will be good" if the major ally in the NDA chose to do it as "they had done it earlier also".

    To a question whether any leader said in the meeting that JD(U) should snap ties with the BJP if Modi is projected, Tyagi said, "No, nobody said any such thing."

    At the same time, he said there was no dilution of its views on the issue and the party maintains the same stand.

    He also gave enough indications that JD(U) does not have reservations against any other BJP leader including L K Advani. "We have earlier also fought elections under the leadership of L K Advani. So how can we say now that it was wrong," was his refrain.

    On the possibility of any tie-up with the Congress in future, Tyagi said, "Congress is an enemy party. There is no such possibility (of joining hands with Congress). Neither did this possibility exist earlier nor does it now, not even remotely."

    Responding to questions about JD(U) either joining hands with Congress before Lok Sabha election or forming a government with its support, Tyagi said, "Our experience of forming government with the help of Congress has been bad. God save us from them".

    Alluding to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots after assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Tyagi said that the Congress has no right to raise the issue of 'Rajdharma' of Modi vis a vis Gujarat riots because "the same mass killings happened in Delhi at that time."

    "Why will we ally with Congress. Ours is an alliance with BJP for a long time. Congress is not a friendly party to us," he said.

    Tyagi also had a dig at Congress' "dynastic" politics saying "it is a decided fact in Congress for last 50 years that only a member of the (Gandhi) family will become the Prime Minister".

    Congress was apparently hopeful of JD(U) switching sides after the recent overtures of Nitish Kumar praising the central government's steps to facilitate special status to Bihar. Tyagi, however, made it clear that this was the "right" of the state.

    Affirming JD(U)'s "commitment to secularism" at the same time, he reminded that it was a government of erstwhile Janta Dal in Bihar, which had arrested L K Advani, when the latter had carried out a Rath Yatra and as a result lost the government headed by V P Singh at the Centre in 1990.

    He also dismissed reports that JD(U) has given a timeline of six months to the BJP to make up its mind on its prime ministerial candidate, asking "Have you you ever given such a six-month deadline to your friend, which you want us to do our friend".

    Proclaiming "love" for "friend" BJP, Tyagi recalled the old association between the two parties saying when the first NDA government was formed in 1998, signatories to its Common Minimum Programme included Atal Behari Vajpayee, Sharad Yadav, George Fernandes and Nitish Kumar.

    Fernandes and Kumar were then in the Samta Party.

    The government had been formed then only when BJP decided to drop its three contentious issues of Ram Temple, abrogation of Article 370 :eek: and its demand for Uniform Civil Code, Tyagi said, stressing that "JD(U) is a secular party. It will not do any such work, which affects its secular image."

    He also rejected suggestions that JD-U has forgotten its earlier anti-Modi stance, saying "the agenda of the meeting today is not Modi."

    Tyagi also downplayed BJP's remarks holding Modi as "secular" and said, "He (Modi) is their party's Chief Minister. They should be saying it."

    He, however, significantly added, "being popular is a different thing and becoming Prime Minister is another," when pointed out that the BJP chief Rajnath Singh's remarks that Modi is the most of popular leader in the party.

    JD(U) opposes Modi as PM, rules out tie-up with Congress - The Times of India

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    Like anyone is announcing their PM candidate before Loksabha results :pft:
     
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    May this report in Indian express may had promoted it

    the above report points out 2 things
    A)there is no ambiguity among bjp lower cadres and they are even ready to sacrifice bond for Modi and wants modi to be projected as PM
    B)but same can not be said for JD(U) lower cadres there s difference off opinion between them while those belonging to minorities wants him to break with BJP , those not belonging to minorities do not want so as they have doubt whether lose in votes beloging to those of bjp would be fairly compensated by minorities votes .
     
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    Very interesting watch



    JDU's own man exposing Nitish.
     
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    This explosive video is gaining eye balls over the net.
    More shocking given that the man speaking here is JD(U) General Secretary.
     
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    thats the reason why I have favored even Mr Nitish Kumar for the post of Indian PM, while leading whole NDA this way :truestory:

    the above news is quite welcomed by a person like me who is much worried for the way Mr Modi has got very wrong reputation on the world platform, because of wrong publicity by the Western Media itself. its definitely not the right time for him to even create problems for the whole NDA, as he also knows that his Prime Ministership of India will finally lead to weak representation of India on the world platform. as no matter which decision he will take, it will be measured in terms of religion only, by the people based in India and overseas both.....

    Mr Modi would better withdraw his claim for this post by himself, at least till 2019th election. also, he is quite young as compare to Mr Advani, he will have many opportunities even as a top Cabinate Minister, under a PM who may comfortably represent India on the world platform :thumb:
     
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    Now he is going to be removed from part shortly
     
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    Part 2 of jd(u)-bjp tussle
     
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    Is there a thinking that a hyperactive Modi jumped the gun?
     
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    VIP Ultra Nationalist Senior Member

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    That's a new claim :lol: I mean I want some people here to think about this claim.

    My thoughts, Modi can handle external affairs better than anybody else in India as a politician right now. Many representatives and politicians from various countries come to Gujarat specifically to meet him every month. He has good relations with China,too. He has gained a good support internationally from Vibrant Gujarat Summits.
     
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    You can better explain yourself on that claim and I want you to consider my posts before going through.
     
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    Looks like Advani, Sushma gang pulling the strings behind the scene.
     

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