BJP National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, on the scheduled meeting of opposition parties in New Delhi on Monday, said they should first declare a prime ministerial candidate before thinking of ousting the Narendra Modi government, PTI reported.
The opposition parties, forming an anti-BJP front, will meet in New Delhi to discuss forging a grand alliance to compete against BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
“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,” he said Sunday, quoted in the report.
“We have Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Who is their PM candidate?” Vijayvargiya added.
Following West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s arrival in the Indian capital to take part in the meeting, 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, as quoted in the report.
“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 inputs from PTI)