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Backing Modi, not Mamata Banerjee in poll: PM Modi's brother Prahlad

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | GURURAJ A PANIYADI
Published Feb 13, 2019, 2:31 am IST
Updated Feb 13, 2019, 3:18 am IST
Prahlad Modi says will campaign for brother in Lok Sabha election.
Prahlad Modi
 Prahlad Modi

Mangaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's brother,  Prahlad Modi revealed on Tuesday that he intended to campaign for him in the coming Lok Sabha elections and denied reports that he supported West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee , who is at loggerheads with the Centre.

Mr Prahlad Modi, who is the vice- president of All India Fair Price Shops Federation, was speaking to reporters at the Mangaluru International Airport, where he arrived Tuesday afternoon for a visit to various religious places in and around the city and also attend programmes organised by his community leaders.

 

 Denying claims that he was against the Union government and supported Ms Banerjee, he said, "As I am the leader of the fair price shops' federation, we place the problems of our people before the government. Sometimes we may criticise its policies too.  But I am not against the Union government."

Also refuting reports that he  supported Trinamool Congress, he said,  "I never said I would support her (Mamata Banerjee). My brother is important to me. As a family member, I will campaign for him in the coming election."

Asked whether he was interested in joining politics, he said, "What is the need for two of us being in politics. One (Narendra Modi) is enough. When so many (parties) are scared of one (Narendra Modi) why do we need two? I never wanted to and will not join politics." 

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Location: India, Karnataka, Mangaluru




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