New Delhi, June 7: Taking a dig at the opposition parties' efforts to form a joint front against the BJP in the run-up to the 2019 general elections, the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that such a front, if at all it takes a shape, would help the BJP than the parties involved in it.
Talking to reporters here on the side lines of a program here on Wednesday, Naidu said the three Cs – the Corrupt, the Castiest and the Communal parties were trying to come together.
This ‘grand alliance’ that the opposition was working towards would not succeed and only help consolidate the BJP’s position as the principal challenger in states like Kerala and West Bengal, Naidu prophesied.
Wishing them ‘best of luck’ to come together and leave the space for BJP, Naidu said that in Bengal he hoped that the Congress, Communists and TMC come together so that the BJP can occupy the remaining space.
In Kerala too, the Congress and the Left can join hands and benefit the BJP, he said. This is like cooperation in Delhi, operation in Kolkata and separation in Kerala, Naidu quipped while talking to reporters.
Naidu said all the opposition parties were scared of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and were spreading disinformation to malign him. However this would boomerang on them, he said adding that they are rattled by the steps taken by the Prime Minister to contain corruption and black money.
Now, these three Cs are coming together – one corrupt, second castiest and third communal, he added.
Citing previous attempts to form a national front against the BJP the Union Minister said that they have seen such efforts in the past also. There is no principle, no common program, no consensus on leadership.
Instead of becoming a national front it became a notional front. The united front became a divided front. The third front became a distant third front. That being the case, we don’t think this effort of grand alliance would succeed this time too, he added.