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BJP compares Opposition parties alliance to ‘pack of wolves’

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By PTI Updated: Jun 23, 2023 8:30 pm

As more than a dozen opposition parties came together against the BJP on Friday, the ruling party called it a “multi-headed selfish alliance” and compared it with wolves hunting in packs.

Smriti Irani
Union Minister Smriti Irani during a press conference over the State Visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to USA, in New Delhi, Friday, June 23, 2023. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma)

NEW DELHI — As more than a dozen opposition parties came together against the BJP on Friday, the ruling party called it a “multi-headed selfish alliance” and compared it with wolves hunting in packs.

Addressing a press conference here soon after the opposition unity meeting in Bihar’s Patna, BJP leader and Union Minister Smriti Irani said this coming together of the parties was not targeted at Prime Minister Narendra Modi but the country’s coffers.

“It is said that wolves hunt in packs! A political pack met in Patna. Their ‘prey’ is the future of India,” Irani said.

She said this alliance of selfishness was being forged with India as its target.

“Whenever these political parties came together, they brought corruption, nepotism and brought with them the allegation of constricting the economic progress of the nation,” she added.

Irani said the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) blackmailing at the beginning itself shows the future of the unholy alliance.

Opposition parties meet in Patna
Patna: Congress President Mallikajun Kharge with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Jharkhand Chief Minister and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader Hemant Soren, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav during a joint press conference after the opposition parties’ meeting, in Patna, Friday, June 23, 2023. (PTI Photo)(PTI06_23_2023_000205B)

“It is ironic that Trinamool Congress Party members today witnessed bonhomie between Mamata Bandyopadhyay and that Communist Party, the leadership of which was particularly known for dragging Mamata by her hair, especially when she tried to speak for the people of Bengal,” she said referring to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

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She further said Trinamool workers never in their life would have thought that “Mamata Bandyopadhyay would go under the protection of the same Communist Party whose Communist Party leaders humiliated Mamata Bandyopadhyay on the road by pulling her hair.”

Irani further said the Congress workers of West Bengal similarly would have never imagined that “Mamata Bandyopadhyay, whose hands are stained with the blood of Congress workers, will one day appear on Rahul ji’s head.”

Opposition parties meet in Patna
**EDS: VIDEO GRAB** Patna: Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar with RJD chief Lalu Prasad, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal and others during the opposition parties’ meeting, in Patna, Friday, June 23, 2023. (PTI Photo)

“Even the people of Tamil Nadu would never have imagined that the DMK party, which was accused by the top leadership of the Congress in the 1990s of helping in the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, one day would have sweeter relations with the Gandhi family,” she said.

Her comments followed a meeting of several parties, including the Congress, Trinamool, DMK, JD(U), SP and Left, in Patna where they resolved to fight the 2024 Lok Sabha elections unitedly to defeat the BJP and work with flexibility by setting aside their differences.

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By PTI Updated: Jun 23, 2023 8:30:00 pm
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