Vijayapura: Admitting that a stronger opposition is required to fight against the ruling BJP government, former Prime Minister and JD (S) Supremo, H. D. Deve Gowda said that regional parties have become inevitable for the national party such as Congress to fight in the coming Lok Sabha polls.
After campaigning for the party’s candidate, Naziya Angadi, in the Sindagi byelections on Wednesday October 13, he said that the national parties should take the regional parties into confidence and lead the election.
“The national parties should lead the election however they must take the regional parties along at the national level for coming polls,” he said.
On the question of the opposition parties facing leadership crisis, he refuted such allegations stating that the country has good leaders such as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. K. Stalin.
Accusing the Congress and the BJP of hatching conspiracy to finish off JD (S) politically, he said that BJP always wanted the country to have only a two-party system.
“In fact, former Minister L. K. Advani has said on the floor of the house that he preferred a two-party system in the country. But I want to make it clear that in a democratic country like India which has a multifaceted culture, a two-party system is not possible,” he said.
Sharing his views of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said that Modi may be a strong leader. However, it is also a fact that things have become bad in his tenure such as steep rise in fuel prices and situation in Jammu and Kashmir.