Janata Dal (Secular) national president HD Deve Gowda speaking to media persons in Bengaluru on Tuesday.
Janata Dal (Secular) national president HD Deve Gowda speaking to media persons in Bengaluru on Tuesday.

Grand alliance will answer BJP by winning elections: HD Deve Gowda

ANI | Updated: Mar 19, 2019 17:52 IST

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], March 19 (ANI): Janata Dal (Secular) national president HD Deve Gowda on Tuesday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for mocking the grand alliance of opposition parties and asserted that they will answer BJP by winning the elections.
Criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks on the grand alliance of opposition parties, Janata Dal (Secular) national president HD Deve Gowda on Tuesday said that they would respond to his mockery by defeating the BJP in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.
Addressing media, Deve Gowda said, "Modi mocks the idea of mahagatbandhan (grand alliance) but they themselves are running coalition governments in many states. We will answer BJP by winning this election."
Taking a jibe on the opposition parties' efforts to get united under the Mahagathbandhan umbrella, Prime Minister Modi had repeatedly said that 'Mahamilavat' (grand adulteration) of opposition parties were not acceptable to the country.
“The people of India have seen the work of a government with full majority can do. They have seen the work of NDA. They do not want a Mahamilvat government of those who assembled in Kolkata,” Prime Minister has said.
Speaking to media persons, Gowda affirmed faith in the grand alliance and said, "Mahagathbandhan will finally come to a proper shape only after the parliamentary elections are over. Each state has got its own problem; every state has its own regional leadership which cannot be undermined by any national party. The situation is different in every state which is why people who are fighting against BJP or its allies, they will all come together after Parliament elections. There will be unity in all the secular forces."
Later addressing media persons, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president Dinesh Gundu Rao also announced that the list of Congress candidates for the state will be out on March 21-22.
"We have tentatively confirmed March 31 for a massive rally in the outskirts of Bangalore covering three-four parliamentary constituencies. There will be a joint meeting all across Karnataka," he said.
On March 13, the Congress party and its alliance partner JD(S) had reached an agreement on seat-sharing in Karnataka for the upcoming general elections. Out of 28 seats in Karnataka, the Congress will contest on 20 seats and JD(S) on 8. (ANI)

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