Kolkata: Patidar quota activist Hardik Patel on Saturday said that the country would see “President’s rule” if the Narendra Modi-led government manage to remain in power after the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Patel was not specific in use of the term President’s rule but he apparently meant the non-NDA governments would be destabilised if Modi remains in power after the next general elections.
He stressed that all should unite to fight against the power which was trying to divide the country.
“I have clearly said that if the Narendra Modi government comes to power after the Lok Sabha elections in 2019 then it will invite President’s rule in the country,” Patel said while speaking to a local news channel in Kolkata.
“All parties must come together to fight the power who are trying to divide the country,” the Patidar activist said.
Patel also hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his recent caustic comments against Opposition in the Parliament rather than speaking on issues.
“I want to see someone as the Prime Minister of the country who will speak on education, employment, agriculture, health and security or safety of the country but not someone who spends 90 minutes criticising the opposition in the Parliament. I do not want such a Prime Minister,” he said.
Heaping praise on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her “simplicity” despite being such a popular leader, Patel said he has learnt a lot during their Friday night meeting in Kolkata.
“I have learned a lot from my meeting with Mamata di. I am amazed by her simplicity despite being the Chief Minister of a state. She has told me how to talk to the people and how to work taking everybody on board. She has advised me how one must have a little bit of attitude and how one should speak,” he said.