Mumbai, May 23: BJP today steered clear of questions whether Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will be attending the National Executive meeting of the party beginning here tomorrow.
“We are hoping everybody will be there. Why are you asking specific questions? All are expected. Let us see...We don't know who is coming by which train. By tomorrow, we will know,” was all that the party Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said while talking to reporters.
He was asked if Modi, who had skipped the last National Executive meeting, would be attending the meet. On being pressed on the issue, Naidu said he would not comment on speculative questions. “There is no point answering ifs and buts...,” he said.
On whether the party would take disciplinary action against those who don't attend the meeting, Naidu remarked, “No wise person answers questions of ifs and buts.”
He parried a question on issues, including if the meeting would pass a resolution giving Nitin Gadkari another term as BJP President.
He said three resolutions, one on the political situation, the other on the economic situation and the third on agri sector, specially the drought situation in some states, would be tabled during the meeting.
Describing the UPA government as a “lameduck” one, Naidu said it now stands for “United Paralytic Alliance.”
“The eight years of UPA rule have been a saga of betrayal, failure and unkept promises and governance deficit,” Naidu alleged.
“The Lokpal Bill, railway fares, NCTC, Teesta river water sharing, FDI in retail - on all these the UPA took one step forward and three steps backward. It is a classic example of how this government acted in haste and repented at leisure,” he said.
“The UPA is on a shaky wicket. Anything may happen anytime. We are not demanding mid-term polls. Their own allies are talking of snap polls,” he said.