In an exclusive interview, former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Jaipal Reddy said that the BJP will face anti-incumbency in 2019 elections. He expressed disbelief over BJP candidates losing in by-polls in Uttar Pradesh after BJP coming to power a year ago. He claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not a BC. A pressure was exerted on the then Gujarat Chief Minister and included Modi’s cast into BCs. To a question, Jaipal Reddy mentioned that Narendra Modi did not speak about Ambedkar when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat.