Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy made it clear that the BJP is not tensed over the presidential elections. Notably, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Vice-president Rahul Gandhi are putting efforts to gather support from the other political parties over the same.
“They (Sonia and Rahul) can unite everybody who’s willing to come with them. But the BJP’s shortage is only 20,000 value votes, may be even less. There are certain parties which will not come if some other parties is in it. For example, the AIADMK will not come if the DMK is there,” said Swamy as per the reports.
“So, therefore we have no difficulty and people like me can definitely speak to the Sasikala group because of my stand on the Constitutionality. So, if I speak to them, they will certainly vote for us,” he added.
Swamy also alleged that the Congress Party is trying to become significant with an excuse of gathering support from other political parties. “There have been junior partners in other places like Uttar Pradesh where they had an alliance. Now they want to assert that the Congress Party will be the leader and the Prime Minister will be from the Congress Party in the next elections i.e., Lok Sabha in 2019. So, therefore they are trying to create a president just now. I don’t know how many will fall for it. But let them try,” he said.
Sonia Gandhi has been holding meetings with numerous political leaders. As per sources, Rahul Gandhi also spoke to Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav. Meanwhile Sonia spoke to Mulayam Singh Yadav and Rastriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Yadav. Last week they also had a discussion with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar for selecting a joint opposition candidate.
The election needs to be held before July 25, the day when President Pranab Mukherjee’s term ends.