BJP says more leaders will be expelled or suspended from their respective parties for praising Modi

New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): Following the Bahujan Samaj Party's decision to expel one of its leaders-Vijay Singh Bahadur-today for praising Gujarat Chief

Minister Narendra Modi for his 'puppy' analogy, the Bharatiya Janata Party said opposing parties cannot accept this bitter truth in politics that Modi is a leader of

national stature and worthy of contesting for the post of prime minister should he be chosen to do so.

"It is their party's issue and I will not like to make any comments on that. But it's a fact that the entire country is talking about Narendra Modi. Even if the opposition

is praising him, it should be accepted as a bitter truth in politics," BJP leader Bizay Sonkar Shastri said.

"The truth is the way Narendra Modi is talking about his vision for the country's progress and his model of development, if Vijay Bahadur Singh has appreciated his

thoughts, I don't think he is wrong," he added.

BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar asserted that many more leaders would be suspended from their party for supporting Narendra Modi. He further said that the

entire country would talk about Modi and his success over making Gujarat a development model.

"This is the beginning. How many people will the political parties sack for praising their opposition? Recently Samajwadi Part sacked Shahid Siddiqui for printing

Narendra Modi's interview. If they sack every member who tells the truth, there will be no one left in the party," he said.

BSP leader Vijay Bahadur Singh was expelled from his party today who defended Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's controversial 'puppy' remark.

A statement from the party said that despite repeated warnings, Singh continued to make statements, which were not in sync with party lines, leading to his expulsion.

Vijay Bahadur Singh on July 13, defended Narendra Modi's 'puppy' statement and claimed that Modi's statement was 100 percent right and it is in the favour of the

nation. He further added that those who are opposing it are anti-nationals.

Narendra Modi came under sharp criticism from a lot of parties over his puppy analogy where he made a statement that if he is sitting in the backseat and even if a

puppy is run over by the car, he will feel sad. He further said that he had done "absolutely the right thing" during the 2002 Gujarat riots and described himself as a "Hindu nationalist". (ANI)

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