India wants permanent PM, not contractual one: Naqvi

Kolkata: Union minister Muktar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday said the country wants a permanent and decisive prime minister, instead of a contractual one.

Hitting out at the opposition alliance for having “too many” contenders for the PM’s post, Naqvi said the country “does not want a contractual prime minister, where you have someone as prime minister for six months and somebody else for the next six months.”

Asserting that the people want a strong and decisive government, he told a press conference here, “The country does not want a ‘juggad’ or ‘jod tod ki sarkar’ (stop-gap arrangement leading to the formation of an unstable government).”

The people, the Union Minister of Minority Affairs claimed, will vote for the developmental work done in the last five years.

Mocking the opposition alliance for fighting a battle of survival, Naqvi added, “Most of the opposition parties will lose their recognition after elections. They are all fighting a battle for survival.”

Naqvi said that the last five years of Narendra Modi-led Government have proved to be years of performance, progress and prosperity.

“Despite of negative and obstructionist politics of the Opposition, the Modi Government has tirelessly and honestly worked for the welfare of every section of the society. Earlier the opposition used to abuse Narendra Modi but now they have started abusing EVMs (Electronic Voting Machines) also,” he said.

Criticising opposition parties for questioning EVMs, the union minister said this proves that the opposition parties have surrendered even before the Lok Sabha election results are declared.

Hitting out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her “arrogance, Naqvi said the opposition parties like TMC wants to convert “the legacy of Satyamev Jayate” into “the politics of Jhuthmev (lies) Jayate”.

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