Patna: Amid growing speculations over NDA’s prime ministerial candidate, JD-U chief and NDA convener Sharad Yadav has also clued about his capabilities as Prime Minister. He said that he could have become Prime Minister in 1996 after he got a clean chit in the Hawala scam but H. D Deve Gowda was elected to lead a United Front government at the Centre.
Stressing on the importance of probity in public life, Yadav said that he had relinquished his membership of the Parliament on moral ground prior to the court delivered its verdict on allegations of his involvement in Hawala scam.
“I could have also become the Prime Minister after the court gave me a clean chit in the Hawala scam but Deve Gowda got the opportunity to sworn in as PM,” said JD-U chief.
He also ruled out speculations of raising no-confidence motion against the UPA government. Forecasting a defeat of the UPA in next general elections, Yadav said that the opposition would not move a no-confidence motion against UPA government; it would be wiped off in the next general election in 2014 as people are fed up with this unresponsive government.
He further slammed the UPA by saying that the present government is worse than the Indira Gandhi regime during which Emergency was imposed. "At least Emergency was sooner or later withdrawn but the decision taken by the UPA government on FDI will hurt over 25 crore people," the JD-U leader said.
JD-U chief will also share stage with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in a rally organized by her in Delhi against FDI. He will tour the country in order to apprise people about the flawed economic policies being pursued by the UPA government.