New Delhi, July 15: BJP senior leader Yashwant Sinha has come forward to support the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi by saying that the more our opponents attack Narendra Modi, the more it will help us.
Sinha who was earlier evasive over Modi's leadership issue, strongly pithched in favour of Narendra Modi during an interview to a news channel, "Modi's leadership will do good to the BJP, I stand by that the BJP should continue focusing on the real issues."
In a newspaper article today, Sinha wrote, "The Modi-baiters have a clear game plan. The more he speaks, the more controversy they will create. The pre- election political discourse will, thus, be distorted and attention will shift from the mis-governance and corruption of this government to what happened more than 11 years ago in Gujarat. We must bring the discourse back from the past to the present."
Sinha's remarks come a day after Modi accused the Congress of hiding behind a 'burqa' of secularism to escape from its failures, remarks that have touched off a raging controversy with Congress and other parties attacking the Chief Minister.
Sinha also asserted that Modi is the most popular leader of the BJP in the entire political establishment and he is proving to be a big asset.
Besides, Sinha, All India Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha president Anurag Thakur, also strongly supported Modi by saying, "On the context of the veil, I would just like to say that when the Congress party does not have an answer, it hides in a veil and Narendra Modi has spoken the truth."
Narendra Modi was embroiled in a controversy while addressing a college gathering in Pune on Sunday when he said hat whenever the Congress government is faced by trouble, it hides behind "a veil of secularism" so that no one questions them on real issues.
While defending Modi's remarks, BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said the Congress does not have the right to criticise Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's performance as he has won three elections based on his development agenda.
(With Agency inputs)