BJP confident of winning, says Cong, AAP no threat

January 22, 2014 07:31 pm | Updated May 13, 2016 11:32 am IST - NEW DELHI

Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley is confident that BJP will emerge victorious in the ensuing Lok Sabha polls. A file photo: V. Sudershan.

Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley is confident that BJP will emerge victorious in the ensuing Lok Sabha polls. A file photo: V. Sudershan.

Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the BJP is the only party that can provide a stable government, given the state of the opponent, the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party, which the BJP declines to admit, is a contender.

“AAP’s irresponsible behaviour and Congress Party’s capitulation will further emphasise the need for a party which can provide a stable government,” he said in a statement, claiming that the party will, “comfortably win three-figure seats.”

“The Congress Party has dominated the politics of post-Independence India. In the last few years the performance of the ruling UPA alliance has been extremely shaky and non-inspirational. All polls appear to be indicating that the popularity of its leaders lags way behind Narendra Modi in the run up to the 2014 General elections. The Congress is likely to lose its strength in most States,” Mr. Jaitley said.

Confident that the party will consolidate its position, the BJP leader asserted that there is a surge in support for it even in areas that are not the strong-holds.

“States like Tamil Nadu, Odisha, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh, where the Party strength has been limited are showing a significant increase in the BJP vote as per the current opinion polls. Once the election becomes quasi-presidential, the surge for making Narendra Modi as Prime Minister will further push up the vote share further,” he said.

The BJP leader said even the traditional critics of the party are not rallying behind the Congress and the new entrants to the political fray, the AAP will also pose no threat to the party.

“For a brief while, they assumed that the BJP surge would be obstructed by the AAP. The AAP has lent credence to the old saying that a week is too long in politics. It has exhibited unacceptable and irresponsible behaviour,” he said.

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