‘Disinfo campaign’ against centre will fail: Venkaiah

M Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs

M Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs

Countering Nitish Kumar’s call to unite secular parties to defeat BJP, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said that opposition’s “disinformation campaign” against the Centre won’t “succeed”.

“Now the opposition is continuing their disinformation campaign and they are trying to form realignment. This is nothing new and they are not going to succeed in this as the country is solidly behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” said Naidu while addressing party workers in Hyderabad.

Venkaiah’s comments on Nitish came after the Bihar CM on April 19 urged all anti-BJP forces to unite against it. Nitish’s comments were also backed by Lalu Prasad.

Venkaiah termed opposition’s attack on government following the suicide of Hyderabad Central University student Rohit Vemula as a ‘classic example’ of the disinformation campaign.

He said the country has to be “vigilant” as the three Cs of “casteist, communal and corrupt” are trying to come together and they want to form a front to bring the Modi government a “bad repute”.

Venkaiah who visited Telangana’s capital Hyderabad said there is a tremendous scope for BJP in Telangana.

“There is a political vacuum in the non-government side. So, we have to work hard to fill that vacuum to become a force to reckon with. Political conditions and social conditions are favourable to us and we have a basic infrastructure in Telangana and we have good leadership also,” said Venkaiah.