Venkaiah Naidu defends Modi, says media misinterpreted his remarks
March 29, 2014 - Kochi
- BJP national leader M Venkaiah Naidu defended Narendra Modi in his remarks against Defence Minister AK Antony and former Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal. In his speech on March 26 in Jammu, Narendra Modi termed Antony and Kejriwal as agents of Pakistan and enemy of India.
- Speaking to media, Venkaiah Naidu said that Modi's remarks were misinterpreted by the media.
- Saying that he considers AK Antony as his friend and not a Pakistan agent, Venkaiah Naidu said that the party has no prejudice against Antony.
- Venkaiah Naidu criticized that the unity and integrity of the country had been affected under leadership of Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi and Antony. He cited the instances of China intrusion into Arunachal Pradesh and beheading of Indian jawans. He lamented the lack of action by Government in those cases.
- Naidu said that AK Antony failed to make crucial decisions when required.
- Reacting to Jaswant Singh's nomination as independent candidate from Balmer, Venkaiah Naidu said that it was done in a spur of anger.