First we have to win polls, says Kharge on INDIA bloc’s PM alternative | Lok Sabha Elections Information

Mallikarjun Kharge

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge throughout a press convention for the discharge of the social gathering’s manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections, in New Delhi, Friday, April 5, 2024. (PTI: Picture/Ravi Choudhary)

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday stated Prime Minister Narendra Modi is already charting programmes for subsequent 5 years calling all secretaries, and “this sort of overconfidence and vanity will not be good for the nation and democracy.”

He stated, who would be the INDIA bloc’s Prime Ministerial face is a matter to be settled solely after the outcomes. “First we have to win the elections.”

In an interview to PTI, the Rajya Sabha MP from Karnataka stated after Congress received Meeting elections in Karnataka, Telangana and Himachal Pradesh issues are trying “optimistic and good.”

“Our assure schemes have proved that folks need programmes and schemes which have advantages like discount in costs. These have caught the attention of the voter,” he stated.

Reacting to Modi’s claims about NDA successful over 400 seats within the Lok Sabha polls, Kharge stated, “Fortunately, he has not stated ‘ab ki baar 600 par’. This egoistic propaganda, undermining the opposition and portraying that all the things is me is unlucky.”

“Even leaders who’ve the arrogance about coming to energy is not going to communicate like this. He’s already charting programmes for the subsequent 5 years calling all secretaries. This type of overconfidence and vanity will not be good for the nation and democracy,” he stated.

Noting that in 2004, there was an identical state of affairs when BJP portrayed that India was shining and that Atal Bihari Vajpayee was essentially the most appropriate prime minister, the AICC chief stated, “What occurred then? Congress-led authorities was fashioned beneath Manmohan Singh. He (Singh) emerged as a greater prime minister. We noticed the economic system booming. Lot of insurance policies and programmes have been fashioned on the time and he was a greater administrator.”

“You shouldn’t undermine Indian democracy. The Indian voter could be very intelligent. He (Modi) is attempting to suppress everybody. If a stage enjoying area is given, you will note the repeat of 2004 outcomes,” he added.

Stating that in a coalition, consensus is drawn by discussions and deliberations, Kharge stated the INDIA alliance will focus on as to who’s the acceptable particular person to guide IT as soon as the outcomes are out.

“…who would be the prime minister — that will probably be a matter to be settled solely after the outcomes. First we have to win the elections after which relying on what the alliance associate says there (will probably be) discussions. Congress social gathering has by no means been shy about (IT), first, we have to win elections,” he added.

Declaring that he has stated that he is not going to be contesting the Lok Sabha elections, Kharge stated, “my seat in Kalaburgi has already been taken.”

Kharge’s son-in-law Radhakrishna Doddamani is contesting because the Congress candidate from Gulbarga (Kalaburagi) Lok Sabha seat, from the place Kharge efficiently contested the 2009 and 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The veteran chief had in 2019 misplaced the seat to BJP’s Umesh Jadhav.

Relating to the Congress candidates for Nehru-Gandhi household bastions of Amethi and Raebareli, he stated the elections there will probably be held within the later phases, and “so nonetheless there’s time.”

“Allow us to see what’s going to occur. We’ll inform at an applicable time. IT will not be good to open my playing cards. In politics, IT is vital to have some surprises. We’ll focus on, we are going to deliberate and we are going to take suggestions. There’s a democratic course of within the Congress social gathering and within the due course we are going to take a name. IT will not be like BJP the place Modi has the ultimate say for all the things,” he stated.

Alleging the BJP benefited majorly from the electoral bonds scheme, Kharge stated one ought to all the time present a stage enjoying area.

“However on this scheme, there was no transparency. The BJP has used all businesses to threaten enterprise homes and institutions and extracted cash. They’ve additionally favoured some businessmen and brought cash from them. ‘Chanda do dhanda lo’ how will you declare IT clear when you’re arm-twisting and taking cash?” he stated.

“These firms have been corrupt within the Congress authorities, TRS authorities, TMC authorities, after which after they got here to BJP they’re clear is IT?” he questioned and stated in the identical means leaders who have been corrupt whereas in different political events, grew to become clear after they joined the BJP, and a few of them have been made chief ministers, union ministers and Rajya Sabha members.

(Solely the headline and film of this report could have been reworked by the Enterprise Normal employees; the remainder of the content material is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Revealed: Apr 17 2024 | 12:25 AM IST

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