Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched a scathing attack at the Opposition in a Lok Sabha Elections 2019 rally in Tamil Nadu. Taking a swipe at the DMK-Congress combine, he said, “Today India is rapidly making a mark in the world. The Congress, DMK and their ‘mahamilavati’ friends cannot accept this. That is why they are unhappy with me.” (Full coverage on Lok Sabha Polls)

Terming the DMK-Congress combine “sworn enemies”, the Prime Minister said that the two joined hands despite the national party having “humiliated” its southern ally in the past. “In an attempt to mislead the people, all the corrupt have ganged up in an attempt to defeat Modi,” he added.

The PM also took pot shots at DMK president MK Stalin proposing Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s name for prime ministerial candidate. “Some days ago, DMK supremo (Stalin) projected the Naamdar (dynast–Gandhi) as PM (candidate) but no one was ready to accept it, not even their mahamilavati friends, because they are in line to be PM and dream of the post,” he said.

Hitting out at the Congress over Nyay scheme proposed in the party’s manifesto for Lok Sabha Elections 2019, he asked, “Who will do ‘Nyay’ (justice) to the victims of 1984 Sikh Riots, and Bhopal gas tragedy?”

The voting for phase 1 of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 was held in 91 constituencies in 18 states and two Union Territories on April 11. The seventh phase polling will be held on May 19. The counting of votes is scheduled to happen on May 23.