Former Union minister Shashi Tharoor says No Modi wave in country today

Updated:  Oct 03, 2018, 11:30 AM

Shashi Tharoor Thiruvanathapuram Lok Sabha Election 2019
Former Union minister Shashi Tharoor claims there is no “no Modi-wave today” in the country. He added, " if the Congress, SP and BSP come together BJP will be lucky to win 10 seats in Uttar Pradesh in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections."
 
Tharoor termed the 2019 polls as "a battle for India's democratic soul" he added his party will surely bring the opposition parties on one platform "though it's not easy and easy".
 
He puts an argument, "In 2014, Modi's party (along with allies) bagged 73 (Lok Sabha) seats out of 80 in Uttar Pradesh. But had you added the votes of the three principal opposition parties - the Samajwadi Party, the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Congress, the BJP, at the peak of Modi's wave, would have lost 49 of these seats."
 
The Congress MP from Thiruvanathapuram  said, "there is no Modi wave in the country now and if these three parties campaign together, do not divide the vote, and put up common candidates in UP, they (BJP) will be lucky to win 10 seats in 2019."
 
 Tharoor said his party would never compromise on its core values. He added "For us (Congress) secularism is non-negotiable, inclusiveness is non-negotiable, social justice, particularly for the poor and marginalised communities, the adivasis and the vulnerable groups, is non-negotiable"
 
Tharoor calculations and arguments appear to be logical but the current scenario of political spectrum says it will be difficult for all the party to come under a single umbrella. And the very thought that they all need to come together to fight a single opponent Modi contradict that the wave is completely ended.


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