National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ally Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today welcomed the BJP's decision to anoint Narendra Modi as chairman of its election campaign committee for the 2014 polls, saying the decision would be "catalytic" in the alliance's victory march.
"The people of the country are looking towards the NDA to save the country from the clutches of the most corrupt UPA government. As Narendra Modi has been made chairman of poll campaign committee of the BJP, the biggest alliance partner of the NDA, it (the decision) would be catalytic in NDA's victory march in 2014 elections," SAD leader Sukhbir Badal said in a statement here.
This is the "beginning of decimation of corrupt, inefficient and insensitive UPA-II government from the centre," he said.
The Punjab deputy chief minister said that Modi has shown his capability and calibre in successful poll campaigns of Gujarat.
"We should utilise his services to effectively chalk out NDA's campaign, and projecting the failures of UPA-II," he added.
He also said the SAD has remained an inseparable part of NDA and would continue to support the Bharatiya Janata Party in all its moves and decisions to oust the Congress from power.
At its national executive meet held in Goa, the BJP on Sunday anointed Narendra Modi as chairman of its election campaign committee for the 2014 polls, a move considered just short of making him the prime ministerial candidate.