BAREILLY: Bharatiya Janata Party would contest the 2017 assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh on its own and form the next government in the state, said Union minister for minority affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.
“BJP will contest the coming 2017 assembly elections on its own and even form its government,” said Naqvi, who was in the city to attend a private function.
Giving a clean chit to Union finance minister Arun Jaitley in the DDCA controversy, Naqvi said, “He is an honest person. Aam Aadmi Party is indulging in an unnecessary drama by dragging the name of the minister in the issue. In fact, AAP, which believes in a hit-and-run formula, has itself been hit-wicket this time.
” Taking a swipe at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s New Year jaunt to Europe, Naqvi quipped, “Everybody has the right to celebrate the new year anywhere in the world and maybe wisdom will dawn upon the Congress leader after inhaling a lungful of fresh air on foreign soil.”
The minister, who was in the city to attend the last rites of his maternal aunt who passed away on Friday morning, accused the Congress of creating hurdles in the development of the country by stalling functioning of Parliament. “Congress has held the development of the country to ransom. The party is guided by an imperialist and feudal mindset, and this is why it is putting up roadblocks in the central government’s development agenda,” Naqvi said.
On the recent controversy surrounding a taped conversation allegedly involving former Chhattisgarh chief minister and Congress leader Ajit Jogi’s son, Naqvi called the party “the mother of corruption”. Courtesy:timesofindia