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Oust Modi, opposition leaders say at Delhi rally

IANS  |  New Delhi 

A galaxy of opposition leaders on Wednesday asked the people to oust in the coming election as they rallied in the national capital in a show of strength.

Sitaram Yechury, one of the early speakers, said the main challenge before the public and "real nationalists" was to save and make a better place and for that Modi's rule needed to end.

"We all have to save the nation and have to remove the 'chowkidar' from his post. This fight (election) will be a fight between Modi and the people," he thundered at a rally at organised by the city's ruling (AAP).

Yechury also used characters from Mahabharata to compare them with leaders.

"Of the 100 Kauravs, people only know the names of Duryodhana and Dushasan. Similarly, of so many from the BJP, we only know (Narendra) Modi and (Amit) Shah.

"They are doing of Mahabharata. The of the BJP is the of Dushasan. The Shakuni Mama of this Mahabharata, who is sitting in Nagpur, should be kept away from politics to save the nation," he added, in an obvious reference to the RSS.

Among those who took part in the rally were Chief Ministers Mamata Banerjee (West Bengal) and Arvind Kejriwal (Delhi), CPI's D. Raja, Sharad Pawar, Loktantrik Janata Dal's Sharad Yadav, National Conference's Farooq Abdullah, DMK's Kanimozhi and Samajwadi Party's

represented the following an invite from the AAP despite the lingering Congress-AAP tensions in Delhi.

The 'Remove Dictatorship, Save Democracy Rally' drew thousands of people. AAP leaders Sanjay Singh, and were also present at the event.

CPI's Raja described the BJP-in-power as a threat to and democracy.

"If you want to save the nation, let us all unite to remove the BJP," he said in his address.



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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 17:10 IST