2019 is going to be about the people of India versus an opposition alliance: PM Modi

New Delhi:

“The people of India are seeing how leaders who want to loot are closing ranks and forming alliances. 2019 is going to be about the people of India versus an Opposition alliance,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an interview to news agency ANI about the grand alliance being formed against BJP for the 2019 elections.

 

In the interview to ANI, Prime Minister dismissed claims by some experts who claim that BJP might not get more than 180 out of 543 seats in the Lok Sabha elections due to grand alliance. PM Modi told ANI there were a similar “set of persons” who echoed a similar narrative even in 2014. The Prime Minister was responding to a question whether people had now considered the ‘Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance)’ to be an alternative to Modi.

When asked by ANI whether the upcoming Lok Sabha polls would be “anybody but Modi’ contest as projected by the opposition parties, he responded, “It is going to be ‘janta (public) versus gathbandhan (coalition). Modi is just a manifestation of public love and blessings.”

 

PM Modi told ANI that he is confident that people will again repose faith in the BJP considering the work done by his government over the last four and a half years.

“I believe, this election is going to be a contest between those who fulfill and take forward the aspirations of the people and those who stop these aspirations. There is experience of 70 years. The public is the decider,” the Prime Minister told ANI.

Reposing faith in the “intelligence” of the voters, Modi told ANI, “The Indian public will decide the course of elections. The public will decide the agenda, who is for the aspirations of the people, who is against the aspirations of the people. This is going to the yardstick for the elections.”

Speaking on the coalition sought to be formed by some anti-BJP parties, he said, “the public knows that earlier it was decentralised corruption, those who sat in the states, looted the states, those who were in the Centre, looted at the centre… The people will decide whether or not they should ally with these forces of corruption who are coming together.”

PM Modi said that anti-BJP coalition had failed already in Telangana Assembly elections and local polls in states like Assam and Jammu and Kashmir.
“At the top, these (coalition) leaders may get together for their safety but that does not mean that public is joining them,” Modi told ANI.

 


When asked by ANI, whether he expected more parties to join the NDA specially BSP, PM Modi replied, “I don’t think any sensible person will spell out such things on TV, as to who will join and who cannot.”

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