Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways & Shipping Nitin Gadkari has said that Tamil Nadu had always remained a ‘perennial problem’ in the BJP’s scheme of things and in making inroads in the State’s political scenario.
The Narendra Modi-led ruling BJP at the Centre completed its three years in office in May and the party has been arranging meetings all over the country to explain to the people the achievements of the Government though the Communists, Congress and other parties are of the view that the common man didn’t benefit by the BJP rule. One such meeting was held over the weekend at Aminjikarai in Chennai.
Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan and Tamil Nadu BJP president Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan were among those who attended the meeting. Speaking at the meeting, Gadkari sounded disappointed at the BJP’s inability to make inroads in Tamil Nadu. “BJP has grown by leaps and bounds in many States in the past 2-3 years. We face problems only in Tamil Nadu where we haven’t made headway.
“We should take it upon ourselves to reach to all sections of the people the various welfare measures/schemes the Centre has introduced. This is the ideal time for us to fill the political vacuum in the State created due to recent events. We have MPs in large numbers in many States but have only one MP in Tamil Nadu which makes it tough for us on many counts in the State,” Gadkari said.