Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel claimed in Vadodara that Narendra Modi will become ex-Prime Minister on May 23 when the Lok Sabha results are declared. Mr. Patel showed his confidence that the Congress would win between “12-15” out of the 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat.
Mr. Patel, a Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat said that the people were “harassed” by BJP with its policies and the party will lose in the April-May Lok Sabha election.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the Congress had drawn a blank in Gujarat.
On Monday, Mr. Patel while addressing a private function said, “The people are harassed by the ruling party’s policies but the BJP is trying to paint a rosy picture. But people are not going to be mislead this time.”
“Narendra Modi will become ex-PM on May 23 when the Lok Sabha results are declared,” he added. He further claimed that the opposition parties” “mahagathbandhan” will choose its prime ministerial face after winning the general polls.
Mr. Patel condemned BJP for its nationalism and terrorism planks while election campaign. “Congress leaders have sacrificed their lives fighting terrorism. The BJP need not give us lessons on how to fight terrorism. The BJP might see politics in terrorism,” he said.