New Delhi: Accusing the opposition parties of creating a false narrative based on lies, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said it was the BJP which will decide the agenda and control the narrative of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls through Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership and his government’s performance over the last five years. Speaking on the party’s political resolution on the last day of the two-day Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Convention here, he asked party workers to aggressively push the basic principles of the BJP’s ideology and foil the opposition’s attempts to create a “false narrative” through facts about the Modi government’s performance.
Calling the idea of grand alliance a “coalition of rivals”, he said it was a tested and failed idea with a shelf life of only a few months and that an aspirational society like India would never accept such a “scary alliance” which is characterised by policies being paralysed and a clash of ambitions of individual leaders, reports IANS.
“They say they can’t compete with the BJP on leadership, performance or ideology, so they say they will try to fight us through alliances,” he said. He said if people accept Modi as their Prime Minister, then all the arithmetic of the alliance will fail and the chemistry at the ground level will bring Modi back as the Prime Minister. “Last time we got 282 seats, we will cross even that mark this time,” he said. Jaitley said the next five months were purely election months and in every speech and every representation — be it on newspapers or social media — party workers should be focused on how can they help BJP win the election and how to make Modi the Prime Minister again.