VIJAYWADA: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said today that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a “campaign PM…who has failed to deliver on promises” and the BJP would “definitely” not remain in power after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Naidu said the Congress too won’t be able to form the next government on its own and stressed that regional parties have “able and capable leaders” who will play important roles after the polls.
His remarks came a few days after he shared stage with the leaders of several regional parties at the swearing-in of H D Kumaraswamy as chief minister of the Congress-JD(S) alliance in Karnataka after a bitterly-fought election that threw up a hung verdict.
Inaugurating Mahanadu, the TDP’s annual conclave in Vijayawada, the Telugu Desam Party chief said his party has played important roles in forming governments in the past and had the power to change the narrative in the country, hinting that it could tie-up with like-minded parties to stop the BJP.
Naidu said the TDP was a key player in the formation the United Front government in 1996.
“The TDP has in the past played a key role in forming governments. It has the power to change the political narrative in the country. We won’t step back,” Naidu said.
He said Modi is a “campaign prime minister, who gives slogans only, but has failed to deliver on promises”.
“The BJP will definitely not come to power in 2019. The BJP forming government again is a distant dream,” Naidu said.