New Delhi: Taking potshots at ‘Mahagathbandhan'(grand alliance), mulled by Opposition parties , Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that they’ve already started making excuses for their defeat in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019. “EVM is being made villain. It’s natural that every political party wants to win the polls, but it’s worrisome when some parties take public for granted. They consider public stupid and so keep changing colours,” said the Prime Minister, while interacting with BJP’s booth-level workers from South Goa parliamentary constituency through tele-conferencing.
Escalating his attack, PM Modi further said that they’ve formed alliances with each other but his party has formed alliance with 125cr countrymen. “They’ve ‘dhanshakti‘, we’ve ‘janshakti‘, PM Modi said. “Jis manch se ye log desh aur loktantra ko bachane ki baat keh rahe the, usi manch par ek neta ne Bofors ghotale ki yaad dila di. Aakhir sacchai kab tak chupti hai. Kabhi na kabhi to sach bahar aa hi jaata hai, jo kal Kolkata mein hua,” PM added.
Taking a dig at the grand alliance, PM said,”Ye mahagathbandhan ek anokha bandhan hai. Ye bandhan to, naamdaaro ka bandhan hai. Ye bandhan to bhai-bhativaaj ka, bhrashtachaar ka, ghotalon ka, nakaaratmakta ka, asthirta ka, asamaanta ka bandhan hai. Ye ek adbhut sangam hai. (This is an ‘amazing’ alliance of ‘naamdaars’, corruption, negativity, inequality )
The Prime Minister also targeted TMC-led mega rally of Opposition parties saying,”Most leaders at that stage in Kolkata were either son of influential people or were trying to set their own children.” The Prime Minister made this remark in an apparent reference to TDP chief and Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu’s son.
Besides, PM Modi also showered praise on Goa CM Manohar Parrikar and prayed for his early recovery. “I pray that my dear friend Manohar Ji, popular CM of Goa and architect of modern Goa, recovers soon. He is working even in this condition and his passion towards work is inspirational for us,” PM stated.