BJP on Tuesday dismissed the allegations that ministers in the NDA government do not have freedom to function saying such charges do not have any foundation. “The Prime Minister is welcoming people to come with ideas. So, when the people are welcomed to come with ideas, how can one say that Ministers should not function with their ideas. It is a contradiction. I do not think this has any foundation,” BJP general secretary P Muralidhar Rao told reporters here.
Asked about the NDA alliance in Tamil Nadu, which appears to be in doldrums, he stressed that the ‘Rainbow Alliance’, formed ahead of the Lok Sabha elections was intact. “The alliance is intact… BJP and the BJP-led initiative in Tamil Nadu will have a great future. There may be some differences on certain aspects related to Tamil Nadu and it is natural among the friendly parties,” he added.
Rao’s statement comes in the wake of BJP’s alliance partners in Tamil Nadu criticising the Centre on various issues including the Government’s approach towards the Lankan Tamils crisis.