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“When We Have King, Where is Need for King-Maker”: Ram Madhav


BJP General Secretary, Ram Madhav in an interview with a news channel said that BJP will win a huge majority by racking up more seats in the east and north-east. “We won’t need anyone to form the next government, we are confident,” the top most leader commented.

“The BJP will form government on its own,” he said, a day after his comments to Bloomberg were interpreted as an indication that the party was nervous about its numbers and was prepping for greater dependence on allies.

Ram Madhav also dismissed attempts by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao or KCR to form a federal front without the BJP or Congress. “Many leaders like KCR, Chandrababu Naidu dream of becoming kingmaker. When we have king, where is the need for a kingmaker?” the BJP leader said.

He believed that BJP would hold its maximum seats in the north along with upping its score in West Bengal, Orissa and other north eastern states.

Bloomberg had quoted Ram Madhav as saying: “If we get 271 seats on our own, we will be very happy.” He was also quoted as telling the news website: “With NDA we will have a comfortable majority”.

Ram Madhav also dismissed criticism of PM Modi’s campaign, which, opposition parties allege, has been focused overtly on nationalism and national security linked to the Pulwama terror attack and India’s response with air strikes in Pakistan’s Balakot.

“Mr Modi spoke about nationalism, national security for only five minutes during his speeches. The rest of his political speeches were on development projects,” the BJP general secretary insisted.


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