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'Modi's policies are strongly nationalistic'
December 06, 2007 21:48 IST
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi [Images] maybe the Bharatiya Janata Party's last hope but he does not seem to have many supporters within his own party. Even the Sangh Parivar outfits are not too enamoured of the chief minister.
Part of the reason is Modi's highly personalised style of campaigning. Unlike most other regional leaders, Modi, in the five years that he has ruled Gujarat, has managed to carve an independent image for himself among his constituents.
Here's the chat transcript:
Arun Jaitley says, Good Evening, I am ready to take your questions.
raj raj asked, How you decided to deal with English media , who always defame modi and BJP?
Jaideep asked, Mr. Jaitley, Swapan Dasgupta recently described Mr. Modi as the only right-wing CM in India. If the BJP under Modi win in Gujarat would that give a boost to development based right-wing politics as against the decades old trend of patronage based left-wing policies across the country.
vibin asked, U have been out of lime light for past few months, now u r back. Why?
psmmagr asked, Arun, Why congress lead by Sonia & media lead by Times of India is spresding so muh false information against performance of BJP in Gujarat & Modi in particular? The performance of BJP lead by Modi is good.
bimlesh asked, Mr. Jaitley, Why doest the BJP respond to false claims of congress of "hollow BJP promises" be reminding people of congress rules from 1950-90? Why hasn't BJP taken out reports of riots during congress rules for 50 years? Why doesn't BJP attack congress by showing them comparable data of living standards in BJP ruled states and congress rules states? I am sure all BJP ruled states have a better govt. Why not showcase that?
toontoon asked, Hi Arun Ji, why are you wasting your time in a party which doesn't recognise your value?
brajesh asked, Sir, how many seats you think BJP will win in 2007 election?
Anupam Mishra asked, Mr. Jaitley, I am a huge supporter of BJP but feel betrayed about some of the promises BJP hasn't kept and I hope when you win the Lok Sabha elections this time, you fulfill those promises that you made to your electorate-Uniform Civil Code, Abrogation of Article 370 for the State of Jammu and Kashmir [Images], Anti-Conversion Bill, Ram Mandir are some of those promises that you made to us, I hope BJP would fulfill those promises and I can see these happening in my lifetime. Will you keep those promises and will we see these four major promises that your party made in the first year of your Lok Sabha Tenure as I am sure BJP is going to win because of all the follies Congress is making.
Vipin asked, What makes you think that a win in Gujarat will have its repercussions on the next Lok Sabha poll?
RamSevak asked, Sir, I am a big fan of you and your communication skills. We Hindus have a big faith in BJP but some how party is not fulfilling aspirations of us. Party seems to be divided & in fighting is killing the party in UP, Rajastha, MP, Gujarat... Because after a long time Hindus seems to be aware about danger to them and to an extent united.. If you guys do not come good, it will be a very very big setback to Hinduism in India & all over world ... What's your prediction about BJP's chance in Guj election?
Ninad asked, What is the vision or image BJP has in mind for Gujarat for the next 5 years???
Kuldeep asked, Good evening Mr Jaitley What BJP is doing about Mr Keshubhai Patel and all other senior members? Why they have not been thrown out of party yet?
kishore1 asked, How does EC notice to Modi affect election
msnindia asked, Why does BJP always oppose Muslim . Muslim constitute near about 25 crore of India. Without Muslim support BJP cant make its own govt in centre. Will u do some thing in future to improve your anti Muslim image??
Indian asked, one thing i asked you categorically sir, you always said that BJP is party of diffrence.but after the karnataka fisco you will still stick to your remark?
firstname.lastname@example.org asked, Mr. Jaitley, what do you plan to do with so many dissidents in the party after the elections?
Arun Jaitley answers, Rebels are becoming an increasing phenomenon in the country not because of ideology but because of ambition.