In a move to mollify unhappy allies like the Shiv Sena and the Akali Dal and to ensure no more party leaves the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) like the Asom Gana Parishad(AGP), Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared on Thursday that the BJP would form a coalition government even if it got majority on its own in the Lok Sabha elections due in a few months.
In an apparent response to the criticism he never consulted the allies though he shared power with them in the present Government where the BJP has majority, Modi said he would follow the path shown by late Prime Minister A B Vajpayee who successfully ran the previous NDA coalition government for five years.
Modi made these observations in response to questions during an interaction with Tamil Nadu BJP functionaries through video conference.
As regards to Tamil Nadu, he said:”Our doors are always open to friends and like-minded parties”. He, however, refused to go into specifics when asked whether the BJP would align with actor Rajini Kanth, the AIADMK or the DMK.