Udupi: The Janata Parivar will once again come together to play the role of an effective opposition, said the former PM, Deve Gowda. He added, ” Prime Minister Narendra Modi should lay emphasis on development, rather than involving in the religious conversion controversy”.
Deve Gowda was speaking to media persons here on Thursday. “Modi has come to power with the agenda of development and hence he should concentrate on development of the nation alone, instead of fueling the controversial conversion issue. Modi has been promoting the nation in the name of development during his tours to other countries. Against this backdrop, he should be responsible enough, not to support any sort of negative image, which is masked with disharmony and chaos”.
“The other nations that are looking towards India with the intention of aiding development, may withdraw, if they concluded that the nation is filled with unnecessary controversies involving religion and internal disharmony. These issues would end up in decreasing reverence and values against India among different compatriots,” he said.
Deve Gowda said that a successful democratic system is only possible with effective opposition, however a national party failed to receive seats for opposition. The speaker has not accepted Congress in the role of opposition.
The conversion move of Sangh Parivar had created a rage in most of the states like Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Kerala. Apart from which Devegowda added, that even well-managed mutts are involved in controversies.
The Congress High Command had already instructed the State government to withdraw the Bill. The Bill was a mistake, he stressed.
He lauded the government decision for offering Bharat Ratna to the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He said Vajpayee is a true statesman.