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Groundswell in favour of BJP, says Jaitley

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley claimed that a strong BJP has capacity to attract more friends and allies than a weaker BJP.

He said, ‘This groundswell of support which is visible in the BJP rallies is the game changer. It sends a message loud and clear of which way the wind is blowing. Today, those who had left the BJP in states like Gujarat and Karnataka have all returned adding to strength of the party. In states like Punjab, Haryana, Maharashtra, Bihar and Tamil Nadu we have significant allies. There are several states in which electoral tie-ups before the elections or political tie-ups after the elections are both possible and probable.’

Blaming the media, he said, ‘When the BJP announced Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate the first reaction of some friends in the media and political observers was that the party would now find it difficult to get allies. They felt that the party would be politically isolated. When there is a groundswell of support, a party can even live in a splendid isolation.’
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