New Delhi: Raising the battle pitch for the upcoming Lok Sabha election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday at his Raigarh rally in Chhattisgarh took potshots at the Opposition and its ambitious grand alliance (mahagathbandhan).

Addressing the public meet in Raigarh, the prime minister warned voters against the perils of voting for the mahamilavat’ regime (highly adulterated). He illustrated how several leaders from around the country, who in the past had broken off ties with the Congress or were adversaries till recently are suddenly herding together to hurl abuses at him.

In his maiden Chhattisgarh rally after the BJP suffered a massive defeat in the 2018 state Assembly election last year, the prime minister emphasised that his government congratulated the Congress sarkar and wished well for the state- but they in-turn have only stalled the previous government’s schemes so far.

In a full frontal attack on the Congress, Narendra Modi added, “By opting out of the Ayushman Bharat scheme, the Congress government in Chhattisgarh has deprived the poor of healthcare.”

“Most members of the (Gandhi) family are either out on bail or have obtained anticipatory bail,” the Prime Minister said, during the rally at Kodatarai in Raigarh district. “I have come amidst you to get a new mandate for a new India,” Modi said.