United India Rally - Highlights on what the leaders of mahagathbandhan said
The United Indian rally which was held in Kolkata saw leaders from many regional parties coming together against BJP.
Mamata Banerjee who was heading the rally said that the expiry date for the Narendra Modi government is here and today's rally marks the beginning of its end. Along with "Badal do, Badal do, Delhi ka sarkar Badal do " She also said that the prime minister will be decided after the Lok Sabha elections.
Attacking the center on people rights former UP chief Akhilesh Yadav said that 2019 Lok Sabha elections would witness the fight between 2 sides. With BJP, CBI, and ED on one side and the mahagathbandan on the other.
BJP has said the Opposition Alliance will lack unity, that there will be fights for the Prime Minister's post. I assure you that all of us have not come together for any such post. The country needs change and that's why we have come together, Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar said.
"This meeting will transform India. The country is in danger, democracy is under threat... we have to unite India," Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said.
We all congratulate Mamata Banerjee for this historic event. The coming together of so many parties is historic itself. The aim of the rainbow alliance was to defeat the BJP and form a secular government," senior Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi said.
BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha today stepped up his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the controversial Rafale fighter jet deal and said he must answer his three questions or he will have to hear "chowkidaar chor hai.
"We want free and fair elections, we will never accept an election won on a fraudulent basis and we fear this," said Farooq Abdullah. "Delhi CM has been raising the matter for a long time now," he added.
Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Saturday called upon people to fulfill her desire in its true spirit to save the country and democracy.
Representing the Congress at a mega-gathering of opposition parties here on Saturday, Mallikarjun Kharge said party chief Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi had sent their good wishes for the rally. At the rally, Kharge, the leader of the Congress party in the Lok Sabha, read out a message from Sonia Gandhi, highlighting the "crisis" looming over the country with farmers and fishermen living under immense strain.
We have only one mission - Save India. Save democracy. The country is not in a condition to control price rise or handle any crisis in states. BJP wants to destabilize the state governments, said AP Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu
While it has been a huge mahagathbandhan against the BJP, the upcoming Lok Sabha elections will show many twists and turns in the days to come.