Not averse to joining BJP, says Amar Singh
Senior politician Amar Singh said he was not averse to the idea of joining the BJP if he was given an opportunity. He however said that he had not got any invite from the party as yet.
"The BJP is a very big political party. I won't say that I will not join the BJP if I get the chance, but who is giving me the chance? I haven't sent them any request letter either," Singh told reporters.
To a question, Singh, who was expelled from the Samajwadi Party, said he would certainly criticise Prime Minister Narendra Modi if he found any flaw in the latter.
However, who can deny that Modi's mother and close relatives "are still living like commoners and go to government hospitals for treatment", Singh said.
"The Congress abstained from the special session of Parliament convened for the launch of Goods and Services Tax only because Modi was going to make the announcement of the new tax regime," he said.
Singh also took a potshot at rebel JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav's Save Composite Culture' campaign, asking whether Yadav didn't notice any communal atmosphere in the country when he was the convener of the NDA during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led regime.
Communalism and secularism have become a joke in today's politics, he said.
Singh also remarked that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat recently said that the Sangh was committed to respect the Supreme Court's ruling in the Babri Masjid case, and this was a "secular statement".