The ruling party, particularly the PM and its chief Amit Shah, have been getting brickbats from the opposition for denying Lok Sabha tickets to patriarch LK Advani and senior chief Murli Manohar Joshi.
“PM Modi’s pure emotions for his elders (within the party) are much like what a son has for his mother and father,” Mungantiwar mentioned throughout an interview with PTI.
He mentioned Modi and Advani agreed that after one attains 75 years of age, one ought to stay in politics, nevertheless, the brand new era also needs to be given an opportunity.
“Health additionally doesn’t allow one to do lively politics after 75. Therefore, he (Modi) believes that the expertise must be used for the betterment of the nation,” Mungantiwar claimed.
He dismissed claims that the BJP’s tally within the 2019 Lok Sabha polls would cut back and asserted that the National Democratic Alliance could cross the 350-mark beneath Modi’s management.
“Initially, TV channels had predicted 220-230 for the NDA, and have now elevated it to 297. There are six extra (Lok Sabha ballot) phases pending. Crossing 350 isn’t unrealistic,” he mentioned repeating the BJP’s ballot slogan ‘Modi hai to mumkim hai’ (With Modi, it’s attainable).
Terming the Opposition’s “mahagathbandhan” (grand alliance) as “thug-bandhan” (pact amongst thugs), he claimed the largest thug, the Congress, was being rejected by constituents just like the SP, BSP.
He praised the Modi dispensation for its strong international affairs and cited Justice Dalveer Bhandari changing into a choose within the International Court of Justice with the best variety of votes and the United States’ strict admonition of Pakistan over terrorism as examples.
He hit out on the Congress for promising to repeal the sedition regulation and mentioned even Babasaheb Ambedkar, the architect of the Constitution, was in opposition to such a transfer.
“They (Congress) have crossed their limits. Looking on the Congress’ manifesto, it appears as if it was made in Pakistan,” Mungantiwar alleged.
He mentioned Modi had ensured that nationwide safety in addition to the difficulty of unemployment are given equal significance.
On a query on state politics, he mentioned solely Congress chief Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil might say if he would be part of the ruling BJP.
Vikhe Patil’s son Sujay has already joined the BJP and is contesting Lok Sabha polls from Ahmednagar.
“You by no means know he (Vikhe Patil) could be part of throughout Janmashthami. However solely he can reply if he’ll be part of. But, if he’s keen to, he’s welcome within the BJP,” Mungantiwar mentioned.
On the BJP’s alliance with the Shiv Sena, he mentioned, “The sangam is such that our caste is Maharashtrian, faith Indian and gotra (lineage) Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.”