Hardik Patel speaking at the United India rally
Hardik Patel speaking at the United India rally

Subhash Chandra Bose fought Britishers, we have to fight thieves: Hardik Patel

ANI | Updated: Jan 19, 2019 13:27 IST

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Jan 19 (ANI): Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel likened the current NDA government to thieves and said while freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose fought with the Britishers, the opposition parties along with the people of the country have to fight with theives.
Speaking at the United India rally on Saturday, he said: "Subhash Chandra Bose fought with the Britishers, we have to fight with thieves. All of us are here to save the country and the Constitution."
Addressing the gathering at the same event, Gujarat independent MLA and Dalit leader Jignesh Mewani accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government of destroying the Constitution and democracy. He also claimed that the country in today's time is suffering from an unprecedented crisis.
He said, "Today our country is suffering from an unprecedented crisis. Our democracy and Constitution have been attacked in the last four-and-half years. In the upcoming elections, it is going to be a vital task to defeat the RSS-BJP."
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had earlier said that the rally will unite all opposition parties and it will be platform to fight the battle against the BJP.
According to her, the rally will be "historic" like the rallies organised by former West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu in the year 1989 and anti-Emergency leader Jayprakash Narayan in the late 1970s.
She has been touring the country since the last one year in an effort to shore up a strong and united opposition front to fight the Lok Sabha elections against the BJP. (ANI)

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