Kolkata: Dravida Munnetra Kazgham (DMK) chief MK Stalin made a scathing attack at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and claimed that the latter is afraid of ‘Mahagathbandhan’ (Grand alliance). “Wherever PM Modi is going he is fiercely attacking the Opposition, Modi is fearful of Opposition and that is why he is also cursing us, he is afraid of our unity, we must come together to safeguard India,” said Stalin, while addressing a gathering at ‘United India Rally’ in Kolkata. Also Read - Delhi Enters Weekend Lockdown, UP To Impose Curfew On Sunday As India's Fight Against COVID Continues
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“Mamata didi has called all non BJP parties as the Modi-Shah jodi (duo) is very dangerous and the country needs to be saved from them. They should be defeated at any cost in forthcoming Lok Sabha elections,” said the Delhi Chief Minister after reaching Kolkata to support Trinamool Congress (TMC)- led ‘United India’ Rally. He heaped praise on Banerjee saying, “I appreciate her move to initiate a rally against them (Narendra Modi, Amit Shah).”
Former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav also slammed Modi-led BJP government and said it was the need of the hour to have a new leader in the country. Yadav applauded Banerjee’s initiative of starting a rally against the current government and said, “Jo baat Bengal se chalegi, woh desh mein dikhai degi.” (The word which will spread from Bengal, will be seen in the entire country).
Earlier in the day, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi took a dig at the Rally being helmed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and compared the leaders to wrestlers who have already tasted defeat inside the ring.
Naqvi said, “Ye sab thake huye pite huye pehelwan hain jo akhaade mein ja kar phir apni qismat aazmana chahte hain. Pehla gathbandhan(in Karnataka) hi is haal mein hai toh aage kya hoga.” (These politicians are all equivalent to wrestlers who have been beaten inside the ring and have come again to test their luck. The Opposition’s alliance in Karnataka has taken such a turn, god knows what will happen to this alliance.)