Thursday, 19 September, 2019

"Don't Worry About Who Will Be PM": Top Quotes From Opposition Rally

United Opposition rally Opposition rally Brigade meeting Mamata Banerjee Trinamool Congress The'united opposition at the mega rally in Kolkata’s Brigade Parade Ground on Saturday
Pablo Mccormick | 20 January, 2019, 06:31

The massive "Unite India" rally held on Saturday brought together leaders of over 20 national and regional parties - many of whom have previously fought against each other during elections - to rail against Modi and his ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Rural anger over weak farm prices and sluggish job creation mean Modi's BJP faces a tough challenge to stay in power after electoral losses in three key states last month.

"The Modi government is past its expiry date", said Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal state, from an enormous raised platform.

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Among those who attended the Saturday's rally were DMK leader MK Stalin, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani, Patidar leader Hardik Patel, BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha and former BJP union minister Yashwant Sinha. "When those involved in suffocating democracy talk of saving it, then people will say "wah kya baat hai".

"This grand alliance is not just against me but the people of this country".

An ensemble of opposition leaders got together today in Kolkata at a rally organised by Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee, and attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party, the BJP, with savage barbs. PM Modi said his actions against corruption have infuriated some people. "Consequently, they have now formed an alliance called "Mahagathbandhan". This gathbandhan is not against Modi but against the country, he said.

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The Congress chief said that across India there are powerful forces afoot which are moved by the hope of a new tomorrow and people want an India where the voice of every Indian is heard and respected.

The BJP dismissed the prospects of an opposition alliance, questioning who would lead such a coalition.

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