Taking a jibe at the Opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said grand alliance being formed was not about development. In an exclusive interview to news agency ANI, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Mahagathbandhan was about dynasties and was formed for personal survival, rather than for ideological support.
"The Mahagathbandhan is for personal ambitions, not for people's aspirations. The Mahagathbandhan is purely about power politics, not about people's mandate. The Mahagathbandhan is about dynasties, not about development. The Mahagathbandhan is not about any union of minds or ideas, but about rank opportunism. The only question is whether they will break up before the election or after!" Modi said.
Coming down heavy on the Opposition, the prime minister said his detractors disappointed the people's mandate despite winning the people’s confidence. He further said the Opposition had no faith in their ability to fight the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) individually.
"These parties had lots of time to prove their worth to the people. But they indulged in corruption, nepotism and mis-governance. Now they know that their electoral arithmetic based on caste, class, community and religion cannot withstand the chemistry of development," he said.
"Today, those who resisted the Emergency are standing with those who imposed it. Those who went about trying to fight corruption are with the party that has institutionalized corruption at all levels. Parties with a visceral hatred towards the Left ideology and parties espousing Left ideology are sharing stage. Parties whose very existence depended on fighting each other are now friends," the prime minister added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said people are choosing the BJP for the developmental work we are undertaking. People have faith in the party's politics of development, he added.
"Election after election and in state after state, people are repeatedly choosing the BJP to fulfill their aspirations. People have witnessed first-hand the change in their lives through the efforts of the Central Government. They have also seen that our Government is incorruptible and hard-working,” said the prime minister.
“People have clearly recognized the difference between these parties and the BJP and hence the opposition has no option but to make it an 'All versus One' fight to even think about winning," he added.