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Efforts of regional parties to form a grand alliance 'ironical': PM Modi

'Ram Manohar Lohia would be "horrified" as most of these parties claim to be his followers', said PM Modi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Prime Minister on Saturday dubbed as “reprehensible” efforts of regional parties to form a with the Congress, saying socialist ideologue Ram Manohar Lohia would be “horrified” as most of these parties claim to be his followers.

In a blog to mark the 109th birth anniversary of Lohia, Modi said, “Today those parties that falsely claim to be Lohia’s followers are desperate to form ‘maha-milawat’ or adulteration alliances with the same Congress (which Lohia opposed). It is both ironical and reprehensible.”

The Samajwadi Party, Janata Dal-Secular, Rashtriya Janata Dal, and Sharad Yadav’s Loktantrik Janata Dal, which will merge with the RJD after the Lok Sabha polls, were some of the parties formed on socialist ideology.

First Published: Sat, March 23 2019. 23:55 IST
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