Pavan Kumar Varma, who is National General Secretary of JDU today, expressed that unlike the performance of BJP in 2014 will decline in the next Lok Sabha election. However, he believes NDA to capture more vote than the proposed opposition front.
Mr. Varma reminisces about the Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ‘human touch’ in coalition politics. He further said that he is aware of taking coalition partners irrespective of creating distinctions.
Mr. Verma told Kolkata reporters that “The BJP has many as 40 coalition partners in the states… Some of its most important and visible partners are annoyed with the BJP. For instance the Shiv Sena and the Akali Dal”
He added, “It appears to be that the BJP, which is currently the largest party of the country, will find it difficult to repeat its performance in the same manner like in 2014. But it’ll be much more than the number of seats that will be won by the proposed opposition front.”
The upcoming Lok Sabha election to hold on next year and JDU, lead by Nitish Kumar is a major part of the NDA.
He was critical about partial demonetization and expressed his views about the decision to execute it was taken under good intentions. However, implementation of it was not properly executed and created a lot of unnecessary trouble.
Mr. Verma continued that “I also have problems with the way nationalism is being projected today. I’m not ready to take certificates from others on nationalism.”