The Congress does not need to make special efforts to remove Prime Minister Narendra Modi because after 2019 Lok Sabha election, he will go on his own, said Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy.
He was speaking at the third edition of the India Today Conclave South in Vishakhapatanam today (Friday, December 21).
Narayanasamy said, “We [Congress] don’t need to send him out. His own people and party [BJP] will send him out because of what he has done to the country. No one is happy with him, even in his own party.”
Narayanasamy claimed that various BJP leaders have told him in person about the discontent within the party. “Only two people are running the show,” he said.
Speaking about his relations with the prime minister, he said, “PM Modi is very fond of me and that is why he has sent Kiran Bedi as the Lt Governor of Puducherry.” Very few in the audience missed the sarcasm.
Narayanasamy said PM Modi has “no time” to meet chief ministers. “I am not getting appointments at all. Once Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said he sought 12 appointments with the PM but he got only two. Back then I was lucky that I got two appointments after six requests. But today my situation has become worse as the PM is not meeting me at all.”
The chief minister accused the Modi government of discriminating between NDA-ruled states and those ruled by the Opposition. “This is an autocratic government. The only solution is to remove Modi. He should meet CMs to listen to their grievances.”
“Whenever I meet the PM and the finance minister [Arun Jaitley], they see me as if I am Arvind Kejriwal. If Kejriwal and PM want to fight, let them do that. Why target me? I am implementing all central government schemes. I want to make my state a welfare state,” he said.