Many parties will support us after polls, claims Rajnath
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has lost some allies in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, but its president Rajnath Singh is confident that many parties will support it after the polls.Updated: Mar 28, 2009 22:12 IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has lost some allies in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, but its president Rajnath Singh is confident that many parties will support it after the polls.
"Post-poll, many parties are ready to give us support and we already had a talk with many political parties," said Singh in an interview to the IBN7 news channel.
"The truth in this age of coalition is that if there is any coalition which exists, then it is NDA (National Democratic Alliance) under the leadership of the BJP. And people of this country also know this truth. It is BJP which ruled not only with one, two or 10 parties together but took into confidence 24 parties and led them for six years," he said.
"As far as UPA (Congress-led United Progressive Alliance) is concerned, UPA is now completely scattered. For example, Lalu Prasad's RJD (Rashtriya Janata Dal), Ram Vilas Paswan's LJP (Lok Janashakti Party) and PMK are going their own way. The NCP (Nationalist Congress Party) and Congress are fighting each other. The CPM (Communist Party of India-marxist), which supported them earlier, is now no longer with them. There is no other weak coalition than UPA," he added.
Asked if BJP leader Varun Gandhi's controversial statements will be a loss for the party as ally and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish kumar is also angry with them, Singh said: "No, why he will get angry with Varun's statement? Varun has said clearly that CD is doctored."
"He is saying that the voice in the CD is not his. I feel that this matter should be investigated. We have no reason to believe that whatever Varun is saying is a lie."
First Published: Mar 28, 2009 22:10 IST