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Supported Nitish as JD(U) was delivering little with RJD: BJP spokesperson

GVL Narasimha Rao said as the BJP grew in strength, Congress is going through contraction

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Dented Bihar ruling alliance needs repair
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Photo: PTI

The decided to support the in as the Nitish Kumar-led party was not able to deliver good governance in alliance with the RJD, spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao said on Saturday.

"People gave their verdict to what? They gave it for good governance. They did not give their verdict for corruption and unnecessary interference in administration," he told reporters.

Alleging that good governance could not be delivered when the was in alliance with the in that state, he said that got his stature as he was projected as an ambassador of good governance.

"Had good governance been possible in the alliance? No. The people clearly said that they could give good governance when they were in coalition with But, many negative trends have cropped up now (in alliance with RJD)," Rao said.

He said that Kumar had to give up the alliance with the as administration became impossible and due to mutual differences. "It was not a decision taken by the BJP".

On Lalu Prasad's allegations, Rao said it has become routine with many of those facing probe for corruption saying that it is political vendetta against them.

The BJP spokesperson said an opinion poll conducted by an international survey agency Gallup has shown that the government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the most trusted in the world with the support of 73 per cent Indians.

BJP would return to power in the 2019 general elections with an unprecedented majority as the party is expanding in regions hitherto it is considered to be weak, he claimed.

Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee is having sleepless nights over the rising popularity of BJP in West Bengal, he said.

As the BJP grew in strength, Congress is going through contraction, Rao claimed.

"Congress is shrinking. Rahul Gandhi is the last dynast in the Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty. It is going to end with Rahul Gandhi. Congress would not be able to get even 10 per cent of votes in the coming elections," he said.

First Published: Sat, July 29 2017. 16:13 IST