‘Politics of love and unity alone can defeat BJP’

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But it is not clear as to who will lead the grand alliance and neither does the opposition have a common candidate to project as the prime ministerial face. Don you think this is the opposition biggest weakness?

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Then, how can there be a consensus on one name when so many leaders are nurturing prime ministerial ambitions?

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Why not? At least I have not seen or heard anything going wrong with their alliance. As for Mayawati ambitions, there is nothing wrong with that because all leaders have ambitions. The crux is that there is a broad consensus among the parties that defeating the BJP is necessary.

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Naturally, the opposition always wants to dislodge the ruling party through elections, but it is the voters who decide finally and when it comes to voting, they will certainly vote on the basis of the government performance. People are asking as to what happened to the tall promises related to farmers, youth, smart cities, Swachh Bharat, Ganga rejuvenation and the like. But the BJP wants nobody should discuss these. They want discussion on Hindu Muslim, cow protection, lynching etc.

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We are trying to foster brotherhood and love among farmers, urging them to unite and rise above caste and religion because the BJP has ruined them. I launched a year long campaign from Muzaffarnagar on February 13 to spread this message to people. The BJP is spreading hate and engineering division in the society to win and I strongly feel that the easiest way to defeat the BJP is by promoting (brotherhood) and (love) in the society.

It is said that the opposition no trust motion against the Modi government recently backfired. Your take?

canada goose clearance sale Absolutely not. On the contrary, the government was exposed on the floor of the House. The BJP leaders gloomy faces in the House that day said it all. The government was not able to respond to any questions including, one on the Rafale deal. canada goose clearance sale

There was a lot of debate on the social media over Rahul Gandhi hugging PM Modi during the canada goose outlet toronto location debate on the no confidence motion in Parliament. How do you see the hugging episode?

Canada Goose Outlet I do not see anything wrong with Rahul Gandhi taking the initiative to embrace Modi. He was merely conveying the message to Modi that he did not hold anything against him personally. Modi should have reciprocated the goodwill gesture Canada Goose Outlet.