PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the ‘mission mahamilavat’ of the Opposition is keen to form a “khichdi” Government at the Centre, the strings of which will remain in the hands of the Congress. Addressing a poll rally in Jamua under Koderma Lok Sabha constituency in support of BJP candidate Annapurna Devi, Modi alleged that the grand alliance of Opposition parties does not at any cost want a Government with absolute majority. “The ‘Mission Mahamilavat’ (of Opposition parties) wants a khichdi Government at the Centre, and its strings would remain in the hands of the Congress, as the party knows it cannot form a Government on its own under any circumstance,” he said. The Prime Minister also accused the Congress of rallying behind parties to destabilise Governments.
“Around two decades ago, a similar ‘mission mahamilavat’ tried to stop Atal Behari Vajpayee from becoming the PM... The Congress rallied behind some parties, resulting in change of Governments and Prime Ministers every two-three years,” Modi said. He said the Opposition’s grand alliance and its leaders owe allegiance to nobody, and are only interested in votes. “They are just not interested in the development of those areas where they do not see their votebank,” Modi alleged. Without taking the name of former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda -- who has been charged with cases of money laundering and coal scam -- Modi took a swipe at the Congress for supporting a tainted politician. The Prime Minister claimed that peace has returned in the State in the last five years, as “villagers in Jharkhand have to no longer relocate out of fear of the Naxals”. “But, the Congress wants to scrap the sedition law, which will encourage Naxalites and terrorists,” he alleged.
TMC’s 40 MLAs in touch with him, claims Modi
PRIME Minister Narendra Modi claimed on Monday that 40 TMC MLAs were in touch with him and will desert their party once the BJP wins the general elections. He also accused TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee of nepotism, insisting she wants to politically establish her nephew in West Bengal. Modi also assailed her over her prime ministerial ambitions, saying “Didi, Dilli door hai (Delhi is far away for you). “Forty TMC MLAs are in touch with me and all your MLAs will desert you once the BJP wins the elections. Political ground has slipped from under your feet,” Modi told an election rally in Sreerampur, targeting the West Bengal Chief Minister. Mocking Banerjee for often losing her cool as she was “sensing defeat”, Modi said she cannot even dream of becoming the Prime Minister. “With just a handful of seats, ‘Didi’ you can’t reach Delhi. Delhi is far away. Going to Delhi is just an excuse. Her real intention is to politically establish her nephew,” he said. Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek is a sitting MP from Diamond Harbour and the TMC candidate for the seat. Lashing out at Opposition parties for questioning the credibility of EVMs, Modi said his rivals have moved on from abusing him to criticising EVMs, as they face “imminent defeat”. “Earlier only Modi was abused, now even EVMs are being abused. The Opposition is doing so as it faces imminent defeat,” he said. He also accused the State’s ruling party of rigging elections, claiming its “goons” were preventing voters from exercising their franchise.