New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hit out at opposition parties, saying the Congress, which has been trying to forge a “mahagathbandhan” for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and those part of the grand alliance form its “support system”. Modi’s attack came during a video interaction with booth-level workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from Jaipur (Rural), Nawada, Ghaziabad, Hazaribagh, and Arunachal West parliamentary constituencies.
Responding to a query of a BJP worker from Arunachal Pradesh about the opposition’s efforts to forge a grand alliance, Modi said it was not a matter of opposition unity but an attempt was being made to do branding for some political parties in the name of “mahagathbandhan”. “This ‘mahagathbandhan’ is not a bond of knot but is an alliance of some opportunistic political parties to hide their weaknesses,” he said. “They are trying to stitch an alliance of parties while we are stitching people’s hearts. This is their compulsion. Our work is to stitch relations which is our national duty,” he said. “When a patient remains in the ICU, he is given a different kind of support system so that he can survive. The Congress is installing a support system of political parties to save itself. For the Congress, all those part of ‘mahagathbandhan’ is only a support system so that they rescue it from ICU.” (IANS)