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PM Modi responds to Mamata's mega Kolkata rally from Silvassa, says Opposition's 'mahagathbandhan' centred around hatred for him

As Mamata rolled out the red carpet to welcome top leaders from over 20 different Opposition parties, PM Modi matched Kolkata 'fireworks' from Silvassa where he attended a public gathering.

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New Delhi Updated on: January 19, 2019 23:16 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the gathering during the inauguration and foundation stones laying of several developmental projects, at Silvasa in Dadra  and Nagar Haveli.

It was a super Saturday as far as country's politics was concerned as a united Opposition tried to put up a solid show in Kolkata captained by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre. As Mamata rolled out the red carpet to welcome top leaders from over 20 different Opposition parties, PM Modi matched Kolkata 'fireworks' from Silvassa where he attended a public gathering. 

Speaking at a gathering at the capital city of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, PM Modi described the Grand Alliance or 'mahagathbandhan' as an alliance of those who are upset with his strigent action against corruption. 

"The 'mahagathbandhan' or grand alliance is not just against Narendra Modi but also against the people of India... they can make any number of gathbandhan to save their parivars, their sultanates... but they will never be able to win hearts of the people ," the prime minister said.

"... their world is centred around the progress of their families, their kith and kin. In their world, there is no vision for India," Modi said, adding the countrymen are his family and his sole aim is the progress of the nation. They are troubled as to why Modi is taking stringent action against corruption. Should I not fight against corruption...they are troubled as to why Modi has banished the middlemen from the corridors of power," PM Modi said.

"They are so angry that I prevented them from looting public money that they are trying to form the 'mahagathbandhan'. They can make any number of gathbandhan to save their parivars, their sultanates, but they cannot run away from their karmas. Their karmas are following them on each and every step," he went on to add.

Underlining that the Opposition has no vision, PM Modi said their sole aim is to remove him from power

"Their politics, which is centred around hatred for Modi, can get traction in newspapers and television channels, but it will never be able to win hearts of the people who are watching their every move," the prime minister said, after laying a foundation stone for a medical college.

Further attacking leaders who shared the stage at 'United India Rally' in Kolkata, PM Modi, while referring to alliance between Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party in Uttar Pradesh, said 

the parties once used to abuse the Congress, but now their leaders were together as the ground is slipping beneath their feet.

"Their world starts with hatred for Modi and ends by hurling abuses at Modi. Their world is centred around the progress of their families, their kith and kin. In their world, there is no vision for India," Modi said.

WATCH: PM Modi responds to Mamata's mega anti-BJP rally in Kolkata

(With inputs from PTI)

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