People will choose good captain Narendra Modi as prime minister again, says Ramadas Athawale

Puducherry: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a good captain and no one can defeat him just as the Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli proved his capability by defeating Australia in the recent test series, Union Minister Ramadas Athawale said Tuesday.

The opposition's attempts to defeat Modi would end in failure as people have strong faith in him and his team, Athawale said.

People will choose good captain Narendra Modi as prime minister again, says Ramadas Athawale

File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. AP

"None can defeat Modi because he is a good captain just as we saw Kohli defeating the Australian cricket team," he said.

Scripting history recently, the Indian cricket team won a test series in Australia, defeating their rivals 2-1. They also won the one-day internationals 2-1 and drew the Twenty20 series 1-1.

Taking potshots at the Opposition parties' attempts to form a 'mahagathbandhan' to defeat Modi and the NDA, Athawale said these parties were only trying to spread "false propaganda" against the prime minister.

"People are however convinced that the propaganda has no basis and people will again choose Modi as the next Prime minister in the Lok Sabha elections," he told reporters.

He was speaking after reviewing with officials various schemes implemented in Puducherry for the welfare of the scheduled castes and other weaker sections.

Athawale claimed the opposition parties have been attacking the prime minister without any basis "because these parties do not want a leader from the Other Backward Class (OBC) to be the country`s prime minister".

He said the Opposition`s "false and baseless propaganda" was that if Modi became prime minister again he would change the Constitution and do away with reservation for the SCs, STs and OBCs.

Athawale said the fact was that Modi was from the OBC community and this was the first time that the country had seen a person from the community becoming the prime minister.

Modi had also stated he had become the prime minister because of the Constitution gifted by Dr Ambedkar, the Union minister said.

The NDA government at the Centre had done good work in several sectors ever since it was formed in 2014 for the benefit of the have-nots and the depressed sections, he said.

Athawale said people would therefore again choose Modi as the next prime minister and asserted that several opposition parties coming under an alliance would not win the Lok Sabha polls.

"NDA will get a clear majority to form the government again at the Centre," he said.

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Updated Date: Jan 22, 2019 21:20:18 IST

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