COIMBATORE: Union Minister for Urban Development and Information and Broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said the NDA would announce the Presidential candidate at the right time and the BJP was trying to elect the next President of India unanimously.
He was in the city to attend the Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas event, which celebrated the three years of Narendra Modi government in the Centre.
Speaking to reporters at the Coimbatore International Airport, Venkaiah said that the BJP was not responsible for the split in the AIADMK. “In order to fulfil the promises made by former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, the AIADMK cadre have to unite and work hard, instead of blaming the BJP,” he said.
On the ban imposed for cattle sales for slaughtering, he said, “Some political parties are spreading rumours about the order passed by the Centre. The Congress, Left parties and the DMK are trying to make it a big issue for their political gains. Whenever some election date is announced, these political parties will come up with such issues.”
On the firing on farmers in Madhya Pradesh, he said the government would order a judicial inquiry into the incident. Earlier in the day, Venkaiah visited Tirupur to inaugurate the MODI Fest (Making of Developed India Festival), an exhibition organised to celebrate three years of Union government.
Meanwhile in a unrelated event in Salem, Thol Thirumavalavan commented on the presidential election, by saying that the poll will turn out to be a precursor of the likely outcome of the general elections.