“For decades, Congress was in power, but they had no time for farmers. Now that the NDA government has started a positive initiative for farmers by giving them Rs 17 per day, it should be appreciated. This is like Sudama gave a handful of flattened rice (avalaki) to Lord Krishna,” he added.
He visited the Kollur temple and participated in the Chandika Homa on Tuesday and later visited Krishna Mutt and offered a special puja. He also visited the goshala and expressed happiness at visiting the mutt for the first time.
He predicted that the NDA government will come to power in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. He added that NDA is performing at its best and people are happy with its achievement and decisions taken by the Prime Minister. “India has achieved international recognition and has been appreciated worldwide. People are happy with the central government’s economic policies.”
Asked if he had criticised his brother in Kolkata, he said, “I had not criticised my brother for anything and all that is just speculation. It’s a lie. Why would I support Mamata Banerjee? I’ll always support my brother.”
Regarding Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s entry into politics, he said she cannot change people’s perception about the Congress.