PTI, ERODE: BJP chief Amit Shah Thursday hit out at the opposition combine, saying it "lacked" leaders, policies and philosophy and termed the saffron party-led NDA as "strong" that is ready to lead the nation again.
Shah said his party will forge a "strong alliance" to face the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu. This alliance, which could be forged in a "short span," will contest from all 39 Lok Sabha seats, he said, addressing handloom and powerloom associations in Erode. "I want to assure the people of Tamil Nadu that the BJP is going to contest the elections in a strong alliance with an ally," he said in his brief remarks on a poll-pact. Taking potshots at the proposed DMK-Congress alliance, he said it was not being forged for the benefit of Tamil Nadu but only to indulge in "scam and corruption."
"It is an alliance of scam and corruption. They can indulge in scam and corruption only," he said. Shah said he foresaw two groupings to fight the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. "There are two groupings---in one, under (Congress chief) Rahul Gandhi and other leaders, a gathbandhan (alliance) is trying to take shape where there is no leader. The other under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was the NDA which is a strong alliance ready to lead the nation, (after polls)," the BJP chief said.
Taking a swipe at DMK president M K Stalin, Shah said the former sometimes accepts Gandhi as leader and sometimes not when there is some opposition to it.