NDA the only strongest alliance for LS polls: Muralidhar Rao

Coimbatore: BJP National General Secretary P Muralidhar Rao yesterday said that no other leader other than Modi was acceptable to the country and its alliance as the NDA was the strongest, viable and largest inclusive alliance compared to the opposition.

The opposition was ridden with confusion, disorganisation and contradictions, he charged while speaking to reporters. The narrative of the polls would be a stable and decisive government at the centre, led by a decisive clear leader, development, welfare of the poor and farmers, national security and the challenges posed by terrorism, he said.

In Tamilnadu, the AIADMK-led NDA alliance was as a formidable force, he stated. About three months ago, doubts were raised about many of NDA’s traditional allies distancing themselves from its alliance but the now the case was that it was very strong, even as the Congress was unable to stitch up a national-level alliance.

In Kerala, the ruling CPI(M)-led LDF and opposition Congress led UDF were fighting each other but at the same time talking about an alliance in Delhi.

Rao said NDA would finalise the candidates in the entire country by 23 or 24 March and the names of candidates for the whole of South India would be cleared within four or five days. All national level and state level BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah would campaign in all 40 constituencies in the state and in Puducherry, where NR Congress is contesting, informed Rao.

NT Bureau