Political / Country will face setback of 50 years if PM Modi not voted to power, says defence minister Nirmala

Hindustan Times : Feb 25, 2019, 09:55 AM

Ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha elections, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the country would face a setback of 50 years if Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not return to power. “If we are laid back and if you lose the momentum for having a strong good majority government, we will be facing a setback of 50 years at least,” Sitharaman said .

Ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha elections, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the country would face a setback of 50 years if Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not return to power.

“If we are laid back and if you lose the momentum for having a strong good majority government, we will be facing a setback of 50 years at least,” Sitharaman said while speaking at an informal interaction organised by Thinkers Forum in Bengaluru on Sunday.

Sitharaman added that India would be disfavouring first-time voters if the BJP’s work is not recognised.

“And for those of us who were born in the 20th century, we will be doing a disservice to those who will be voting for the first time. Are we going to do disfavour for the youth of this country by bringing back forces that have absolutely no delectation to this country and dedication to clean politics and dedication to putting the nation before themselves?” she asked.