Flaying Congress's "negative role", Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said the BJP is embarking on a mission aimed at giving "total power to (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi for development" by getting full majority for the party and its allies in Rajya Sabha. Instead of playing the role of constructive opposition, which is the need of the hour to put the economy back on track, Congress is "blatantly playing out a negative role," Naidu alleged at a press conference here.
To rejuvenate economic growth, the Modi government wants to take forward certain legislations, including those that were initiated by the previous Congress-led UPA government, that enable increased flow of investments, he said. "Ironically, Congress is playing delaying tactics without any valid reasons. They are objecting to their own legislative proposals. How does one explain this?" he asked.
"Questionable conduct of Congress party gives out only one message...that NDA government led by Modi should have clear majority in Rajya Sabha also so that development-oriented legislations are not obstructed by our opponents," the Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister said. The Congress is shouting "Nahi Chalega, Nahi Chalega Modi" in Parliament, he said. "If the writ of Modi does not run, whose writ will run? Is that of the 'divisive and disgusted' defeated Congress party and its co-travellers? Congress is adopting 'obstruct Modi in Parliament mission'," he alleged.
The Congress wants to hold NDA government responsible for some communal incidents – not in any BJP-ruled state but in Uttar Pradesh, ruled by its political "co-traveller", Samajwadi Party, he said. "We can expect desperate and frustrated Congress and its fellow travellers to more intensely pursue divisive politics based on caste, creed and religion in pursuance of their goal of 'stop the march of Modi'.
"Now, BJP's mission should be 'total power to Modi for development'. Strategy to achieve this mission would be victory of BJP and its allies in all the Assembly polls that are going to be held from now on so that NDA government gets full majority in Rajya Sabha. This is essential to translate the Lok Sabha verdict of growth and development into reality," Naidu said. He said cadres of BJP and its allies in poll-bound states should seek two votes - one for local government and another for 'Modi government' - to accomplish Modi's "Mission of development."