New Delhi | In a major setback to Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) defeat in the assembly election of 5 states, a farmers leader from Maharashtra has asked the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh( RSS) to replace Modi with Nitin Gadkari is the party aims to win the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Vasantrao Naik Sheti Swavalamban Mission (VNSSM) Chairman Kishore Tiwari in a letter to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and general seceratary Bhaiyaji Joshi stated that BJP’s defeat in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh was the direct outcome of “arrogant leaders” who implemented devastating decisions like demonetisation, Goods and Services Tax (GST), fuel prices hike and other anti-people measures.
“Leaders who pursue an extremist and dictatorial attitude in the party and government are dangerous for the society and the country… This has been witnessed before and if history is not to be repeated, hand over the reins to Gadkari for the 2019 polls,” he added. Tiwari’s comments have come on the same day when PM Modi was in Maharashtra for the laying the foundation stones of Metro corridors in Pune and Thane.
The Farmers leader promoting Gadakri name wrote considering the “dictatorial approach” of Modi and Shah, which has unleashed fear in the country, it was imperative to have an acceptable and gentle leader like Gadkari, who can take along all viewpoints and friendly parties, evolve consensus and remove fear among people. He further added that the 61-year-old Gadkari, a staunch BJP-RSS activist since decades, was “adequately qualified” for the top post since he has also headed the BJP as National President, besides ministerial capacities in Maharashtra and now at the Centre.