BJP DOES NOT INTERFERE IN STATES: PRASAD
Chennai: The Centre does not interfere in the affairs of any state, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said. After paying homage at the memorial of former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa here, he said, “The Central government does not at all interfere in any state. I hope you need to understand that BJP is already ruling in over 70 per cent of India.” The Union law minister said, “We (the BJP) got 13 chief ministers, four deputy chief ministers, and everywhere we have won, we have the support and the blessings of the people of that state.” “Prime Minister Narendra Modiji is taking India forward. He wants and I also want Tamil Nadu to rise and progress,” Mr Prasad said. On paying homage at the memorial, he said, “It was a great personal satisfaction for me.” “The only thing I would like to observe today is that Tamil Nadu must prosper. It must continue to develop. That will be the most important condolence and in a way justification for her (Jayalalithaa) and for the work she has done for a great state,” he said. Earlier, participating in a function, Mr Prasad recalled an interaction with Jayalalithaa and said how she had regretted on not being a lawyer.