Chandigarh: Exuding confidence that BJP will form the next government in Haryana on its own, senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said that time has come to rid the state from "malgovernance" of Congress.
"Today, it is Gandhi Jayanti and in entire country 'Clean India' campaign was launched, in which people from all walks of life took part. In Haryana, there is big responsibility, which is to put Congress' malgovernance and corruption into dustbin," Naqvi told reporters after releasing the party's poll manifesto for the October 15 assembly polls.
Naqvi said "We don't treat it as just a manifesto, but it is a document of our commitment to provide good governance to the people of Haryana. When we say this, we say that time has come to end ten years of malgovernance and corruption of the Congress."
He said BJP will get a clear mandate and will usher in "development, prosperity, security... It is a golden chance which people of Haryana have accepted (to bring BJP to power)".
Hitting out at Congress' poll manifesto released yesterday, he said, "I read Congress' manifesto, they have failed to even list out ten real achievements of theirs during past ten years of rule."
"Their main achievement has been 'Loot Ko 100 per cent Choot' (free). This is what the Congress government in Haryana has done during past ten years. ...We are committed to build corruption-free and development-oriented state," he said.
Asked why the BJP was not declaring its Chief Ministerial candidate in Haryana, Naqvi said, "at many places we fight the polls by announcing the CM candidate while at some other places we don't. One thing is clear that we are forming the government in the state."
On some TV surveys which do not predict BJP's clear majority, he said, "going by the ground reality, BJP is forming government in Haryana with clear majority and Chief Minister of the BJP will take oath once the results are announced".
Asked if the BJP was going to give Haryana a non-Jat CM,
Naqvi said the party does not believe in doing caste based politics.
"This is not our priority...," he said.
On being asked about any possibility of a post-poll alliance in Maharashtra, he replied, "In Maharashtra, BJP will form the government on its own. There is no confusion, no contradiction in this. There is no post-poll alliance and any such talk is baseless.
"Likewise, in Haryana, if anyone is dreaming of post-poll alliance and is thinking that he will come out of jail and will give or take support, that dream will just remain a dream (taking a veiled dig at Om Prakash Chautala)".
Despite BJP sharing power with INLD from 2000 to 2005, BJP State unit chief Ram Bilas Sharma intervened while Naqvi was speaking, saying he wanted to clarify that "BJP has never been part and parcel of the Chautala government."
When asked that Shiromani Akali Dal, a BJP ally, was up against the saffron party candidates after tying up with the INLD, he said, "I want to clear one thing that Akali Dal is our old ally and we have an alliance with them and we will continue to be allies in future. In states, situations are different and there is nothing unusual in this (in Akali-INLD tie-up)".
Asked to comment on Uttar Pradesh politician D P Yadav sharing a stage with BJP chief Amit Shah at a poll rally at Ambala three days back, Naqvi said, "We have already clarified on this... We want to state that he (Yadav) was never connected with BJP, he is not connected to BJP and he will never have any connection with BJP in future also".
In what capacity did Yadav warmly shake hands with Shah on stage at Ambala, to this, Naqvi said "it is not such an issue which needs to be given so much importance," he said.
On recent bypolls results at some places, he disagreed that Modi effect has lessened.
"Modi at this time is a Mission, when I say so, I mean entire world is looking to India for its strong and effective leadership which our Prime Minister has given," .