Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday fired a fresh salvo at the Opposition Alliance, saying that they have started making excuses for their inevitable defeat in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections by questioning EVMs.
PM Modi's attack came during his interaction with booth-level BJP workers from Lok Sabha constituencies of Hatkanangale, Kolhapur, Madha, Satara in Maharashtra and South Goa.
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"They've now started making excuses for their inevitable defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The EVMs are being made the villain", PM Modi stated.
The prime minister's fresh attack came in the wake of opposition party's demand for scrapping EVMs and a return to ballot parties.
Twenty-three political parties, including the Congress, came together for the "United India" rally at the Kolkata's historic Brigade Parade Ground on Saturday. Some leaders interacted with the media demanding scrapping of the EVM process.
The parties also decided to form a four-member committee comprising Akhilesh Yadav (SP), Satish Chandra Mishra (BSP), Abhishek Singhvi (Congress) and Arvind Kejriwal (AAP) to deal with the issue.
Hitting out at the opposition parties, Modi said they have no faith in constitutional institutions and this was the reason why they were busy maligning these institutions.
"It is obvious that every political party wants to win elections, but the major concern is that they take people for granted. They think people are fools. This is a dangerous game. Its a matter of concern.
"They do not even think before maligning Constitutional institutions. They do not have faith in any of the institutions. For long, they ruined the country and today they are busy maligning our institutions," he said.
The opposition parties have been accusing the Modi government of ruining the institutions such as the CBI, RBI, CVC and other constitutional bodies.
(With PTI inputs)