“Pegasus, Rafale…”: Nirmala Sitharaman On Opposition Claims Against PM


New Delhi: 

The BJP has started a massive two-day strategy session with an eye on the upcoming elections in nine states this year. Which will be seen as the semi-finals of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present in the session. , who had earlier done a mega roadshow in Delhi. Apart from the Prime Minister, 35 Union Ministers, 12 Chief Ministers and 37 regional heads. Are attending the two-day National Executive Meeting. Around 350 party workers are also expected to attend the event.
Speaking to reporters between the sessions, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched an attack on the opposition. Saying that their allegations on various issues were empty.

“Pegasus, Rafale, ED, Central Vista, reservation and demonetisation … these were issues on which the opposition accused the Prime Minister with baseless claims but he had to face the court,” Ms Sitharaman said.

Speaking to the media earlier, senior party leader Ravi Shankar Prasad cited party chief JP Nadda, who focused on the country’s achievements since 2014.

He said India has progressed in various fields including manufacturing cars and cellphones.

“India has overtaken England to become the fifth largest economy in the world. It is the second largest mobile manufacturer. From importing cellphones in 2013-14, we are now exporting the cellphones it makes,” he said.

Asked about the challenges the BJP is facing, he talked about this year’s elections. The BJP is “committed to winning” the upcoming elections and the focus is on strengthening the party at the booth level, Mr. Prasad said.

Talking about the work at both levels, Mr. Prasad said, “72,000 booths were identified in 100 Lok Sabha constituencies across. The country where the BJP was weak and where we had to reach but we reached 1.3 lakh booths and spread the party’s policies”.

Before the ceremony, party chief JP Nadda held a meeting with in-charges and co-in-charges from across the country.

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