Modi interacts with TN BJP workers, asks them to focus on first-time voters

Coming down heavily on opposition parties for their efforts to form a grand alliance against the BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday the BJP is here to serve the country whereas on the other side there are “opportunistic alliance, dynastic parties”.

During an interaction with booth-level BJP workers from five parliamentary constituencies in Tamil Nadu, he said, “They want to build their own empire but we want to empower people.”

Stating that the alliance against the BJP is a ‘short-term’ one being done for the benefits of the respective parties, he added: “Unlike other parties, we are not in politics to divide and rule and for building vote-bank. We are here to serve the country in every way.”

The PM said the upcoming polls are important for the BJP and the country to further our development agenda. “On one hand we have our development agenda and on the other, there are opportunistic alliance and dynastic parties,” he stated.

He told the party workers to make first-time voters their first priority as they are not interested in dynasty but development. “The first-time voter isn’t interested in promises, he is interested in performance, first-time voter isn’t interested in drama, he is interested in delivery,” he said.

Modi’s comments came a day after the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party and the Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party announced their seat-sharing agreement for the coming Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh in a bid to challenge the BJP.

“If Modi is so bad and government not working, why this alliance. Shouldn’t you be confident about yourself. They know this is a working government,” the PM said.

Many sections of society including youth, farmers and women have a strong bond with the BJP government, he further said.