Bulandshahr: After his party’s merger with BJP last month, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh is leaving no stone unturned to boost the electoral prospects of the saffron party for next general elections.

Unleashing scathing attack on Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, Kalyan Singh called him a naïve politician and in no way can he stand before the stature of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. He, at the same time, showered praises on Modi calling him an able administrator who is widely acclaimed for his vision of development.

When asked about Modi’s candidature for the prime ministerial post, Singh denied commenting upon the same and said that as long as ‘naïve’ leader like Rahul is a big name for the Congressmen, NDA’s victory in the next Lok Sabha elections remains a reality.

Singh also took a dig at Congress president Sonia Gandhi and accused her of lacking a feeling of patriotism for the nation. Talking about the party’s agenda for the upcoming elections, he said that Hindutva and Ram Mandir would be the top priority for the BJP.

When asked that why the two issues were missing in Modi’s recent speech at the SRCC in New Delhi, Singh said that Modi himself is a pro-Hindu leader and his agendas are similar to that of the party.

On a question of his volatile relation with BJP, the senior leader said, “People learn from their experiences. With time we have realized that we can bring remarkable changes when we work together for development.”

“I will work as a disciplined worker for the party,” Singh added.

Singh took strong exception to the word ‘Guru’ attached with the name of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru who was hanged on February 9.

“The word ‘Guru’ is very respectable. A terrorist should never be called Guru. Instead he should be called as Afzal Khan,” Singh asserted.


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