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‘BJP working for making India, Cong for breaking India’

New Delhi: BJP chief Amit Shah on Saturday dubbed the proposed grand alliance of the Opposition as an “illusion, eyewash and sham for fulfilling self-interest” and accused the Congress of “breaking India”, while the Narendra Modi government worked for “making India”. He asserted that the saffron party would return to power in 2019 with a bigger majority than what it got in 2014.
Launching a blistering attack on the Opposition in his inaugural address at the party’s two-day national executive meet here, the BJP chief said the “mahagathbandhan” (grand alliance) of his party’s rivals was for the sole purpose of “fulfilling self-interest”, adding that it had defeated each one of them in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. Such an alliance would make no difference to the BJP’s fortunes and the party’s win in 2019 was certain, he said, adding that it would return to power in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan and emerge victorious in Mizoram and Telangana.
The five states are scheduled to go to the polls later this year. Attacking the Congress for its alleged support to Naxals, Shah said the Modi government was working for “making India”, whereas the opposition party was working for “breaking India”. Shah sought to build a narrative about his party around the theme of development, especially targeting the poor, and nationalism, while painting the Opposition as those sympathising with “urban Naxals”.
The Opposition was standing “shamelessly” with those accused of conspiring to kill Prime Minister Modi, giving financial assistance to Naxals and buying weapons, he said. (PTI)

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