Opposition hate me, so they have got a glue , but that will not work, says Modi
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to be warming up for the general elections. In a direct attack on the Opposition parties, he said on Tuesday that the Grand Alliance is solely driven by an agenda to remove him. He dismissed it as a “grand race” by his rivals to be the Prime Minister.
“Hatred for Modi is the sole gluing force for the Opposition,” he said in an interview to Swarajya Magazine.
Modi said the Grand Alliance’s will not survive as it misses the crucial element of an “anchoring party” required to cement an alliance. And Congress is nowhere in the picture.
Taking a dig at the Congress, the Prime Minister said that the main opposition party is fighting a battle for its survival — “astitva ki ladai”.
The entire focus in the opposition is on power politics with Rahul Gandhi saying he is ready to be prime minister while TMC chief Mamata Banerjee is also eying the top post but the Left has a “problem” with her, the prime minister said.
The Prime Minister also refuted claims that all is not well within the National Democratic Alliance and termed the NDA as “an article of faith” and that it is a “large happy family” of 20 political parties.
He also played down his party’s losses in the bypolls, especially in Uttar Pradesh, saying the BJP had not done well in some local elections in Gujarat before the 1998 assembly polls but went on to win a two-thirds majority.