New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) passed a political resolution and vowed to build a “New India” by 2022. The resolution, however, didn’t mention Rafale and Ram Mandir. On being asked about it, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that there was no need for the Rafale to be mentioned and also clarified that there was no mention of Ram Mandir in the resolution.

“There was no need for it. People who are making the corruption allegation need to understand that there was no middleman in the deal. There was no Quattrocchi in it,” he said. Attacking the opposition, Javadekar said that it has no agenda, policy or a strategy. “The opposition is frustrated…its sole agenda is to stop Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he said.

Confident of returning to power in 2019 with a bigger mandate than that of 2014, Javadekar said the PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah are the reasons the party is ruling in 19 states.

“Today we have the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party President Amit Shah. That is the reason the BJP is ruling 19 states. We have over 350 MPs and 1,500 MLAs. Besides these, we are present in every local body and municipal corporations. We are confident of returning to power in 2019 with a more brute majority,” he said.

“This government has vision, passion and imagination, and the works of this government can be seen. By 2022, India will be free of terrorism, casteism, communalism and nobody will be homeless.” The Union Minister also claimed that PM Modi’s popularity has not gone down despite being in power for more than four years because of his pro-people policies.

“The Prime Minister is determined to make the country a ‘New India’ by 2022 and we are moving in that direction. We will fulfill this commitment by eradicating poverty, corruption casteism,” the Minister said.