‘Congress Must Die Not a Knee-Jerk Remark’: Yogendra Yadav
File photo of Yogendra Yadav.
File photo of Yogendra Yadav.(Photo: TNM)

‘Congress Must Die Not a Knee-Jerk Remark’: Yogendra Yadav

A day after Swaraj India chief Yogendra Yadav triggered a political row when he hit out strongly at the Congress, saying the party ‘must die’, he clarified on Monday, 20 May, that his remark was not an “off-the-cuff angry remark.”

With the exit polls on Sunday, 19 May, predicting a comfortable majority for Narendra Modi-led NDA government, Yadav said that the Congress represented the “biggest obstacle” to the creation of an alternative.

Later, he put out another tweet clarifying his stand on saying that Congress “has no positive role in Indian history”.

‘No Reliable Face in Opposition’

Speaking to The Quint, Yadav, who has also been a psephologist, said, “It is not the people’s trust on Modi, but the absence of a reliable face in the Opposition.”

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“BJP has Modi, media, money and election machinery and Congress lacks both message and messenger”.

On predictions of the BJP winning lesser seats in Uttar Pradesh, Yadav said that “there was no question of winning 71 seats in UP. But the initial idea that the SP-BSP alliance would reduce the BJP to 10-12 seats in UP is clearly not happening.”

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