BJP using Vajpayee’s name for political gains, alleges former PM’s niece

Karun Shukla, niece of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh for using her uncle’s name for political gains.

She alleged in a video which went viral that, though the BJP governments are in power at the Centre and several states, these leaders never uttered Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s name. “No one took former Prime Minister’s name in the last 9 years or his achievements, but now they are taking for political gains,” she said.

“PM Modi did that because he had gone to see Vajpayee in AIIMS on August 14. He had perhaps realised that the former PM’s condition was quite delicate. Perhaps, therefore, he took his name,” she said.

She also had a word of advice for PM Modi. She said PM Modi should take two steps and follow the former prime minister’s ideas instead of walking for five kilometres behind Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s cortege.

She was a BJP MP from Janjgir in Chhattisgarh from 2004 to 2009. However, after losing the next election. She resigned from the BJP in 2013 and joined the Congress.