The national general secretary of the BJP Kailash Vijayvargiya, taking a dig at the scheduled meeting of opposition parties to be held in New Delhi on Monday, challenged them to first declare a prime ministerial candidate before thinking of ousting the Narendra Modi government.
“It’s really good to see opposition parties trying to forge an alliance to fight against us. But first, let them declare their prime ministerial candidate, then they should dream of fighting against us and ousting us,” Vijayvargiya said on Sunday.
“We have Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Who is their PM candidate?” Vijayvargiya asked.
Top opposition leaders are meeting in the national capital to discuss forming a grand alliance to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has reached New Delhi to take part in the meeting.
Taking a dig at Banerjee, senior BJP leader Mukul Roy said she should clarify whether the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Congress, also part of the opposition meeting, were friends or opponents of the Trinamool Congress in Bengal.
“When the TMC was born in 1998, Mamata Banerjee and her party used to say both the Congress and the CPI(M) are political opponents,” Roy said.
“The TMC throughout its 20-year history has termed the CPI(M) as its number one political opponent. So now, it should clarify whether the two have become friends,” he said.
(With agency inputs)