Union parliamentary affairs minister M Venkaiah Naidu has described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “god’s gift for India” and the “messiah of the poor”.
“India is recognised and respected as the most favoured destination for investment. Modi is a god’s gift for India. He is the messiah of the poor. He inherited challenges in each and every sector. He is steering clear of them,” Naidu said while moving a political resolution on Sunday, the last day of the two-day national executive of the Bharatiya Janata Party .
Though the lavish praise of the PM was not made a part of the resolution, there was profuse admiration for his foreign policy initiatives that have been modelled on the lines of the ‘Panchsheel’ and described as ‘Panchamrit’.
The help extended to Nepal post the earthquake, renewing India-Afghanistan ties, land border agreement with Bangladesh, fillip to connectivity in the SAARC through the BBIN accord, and his visit to Pakistan as commitment towards peace and dialogue in the region were listed as the PM’s achievements.
The resolution also spelt out “nationalism” as the ideology that guides the BJP’s belief.
“Constitution of India allows complete freedom to dissent and disagreement but does not permit destruction of the nation. We completely support freedom of expression,” Naidu said in an obvious reference to the ongoing debate following JNU students’ arrest under sedition charges.
However, when reporters asked about Naidu’s statement, home minister Rajnath Singh said he “did’nt hear Venkaiahji saying this”, according to IANS.
He also declined to reply whether he or the BJP believes Modi is god’s gift to the nation.