Amar Singh predicts BJP win in Gujarat

Varanasi: Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh on Saturday predicted a win for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the forthcoming Gujarat assembly elections, saying there was no one in that state or even in the country to match the charisma of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

In Varanasi to attend an event, the former Samajwadi Party leader said that Modi was “above the gravity pull of politics in India” and added that he was too towering a personality to be matched by his political opponents.

Terming Patidar leader Hardik Patel as a “deflated balloon” who would meet the political fate of former state Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel, he said: “There is no one to dent the aura of Modi and the BJP will drive home with a good majority.”

He also took a dig on his former colleague Mohd Azam Khan, whom he called a “donkey”.

He also took on the Shiv Sena for the sustained attacks on the BJP and advised its chief Uddhav Thackeray to join the Congress. “I am surprised that despite pinpricks to its alliance partner BJP, why are Shiv Sena ministers still in the NDA government at the centre?” he asked.