BJP wave rather than Modi wave, says Joshi
NEW DELHI : BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi has said there is a BJP wave in the country, not a Narendra Modi wave. He also said that the wave is not personalised but it is representative of the party.”This wave or that wave, Modi is a representative of the party as a PM candidate. So, it’s not a highly personalised thing, it is a representative wave. He gets the support from different parts of the country, from different sections of the society and from all leaders of the BJP,” Mr Joshi told a Malayalam news channel.
Mr Joshi, who was shifted to Kanpur by the BJP to make way for Mr Modi to contest the Lok Sabha election from Varanasi, also spoke on the expulsion of Jaswant Singh from the party.”If it could have been avoided, I think it would be better. It’s true that this decision was taken by the president and the chief minister but not as a behind-the-back decision. It was almost certain that they will decide it. Yes, but the fact that Mr Jaswant Singh will not be given a ticket, did not come for discussion,” Mr Joshi said.
When asked for his reaction, senior party leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said he would react only after going through Mr Joshi’s comments.Mr Joshi, who headed the BJP manifesto committee, also suggested that the Gujarat model of development touted by Mr Modi cannot be made applicable for all states.”It is now the developmental model of the country as presented by BJP. In a country like India, what developmental model is true for Jammu and Kashmir or Arunachal Pradesh, may not be true for Kerala.
“So to say that this model or that model – no. So some good points may be there, some good points from the government of Tripura will also be there, it is not some straitjacket model,” he added.