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Oppn grand alliance "a non-starter," says Ram Madhav

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Terming the proposed grand alliance of opposition parties against a "non-starter," V Saturday said the party is gearing up for the 2019 polls with a target of winning 315 seats.

The opposition parties are proposing 'Mahagathbandhan' (grand alliance) as there was no who can match the popularity of Narendra Modi, he said.

"No 'jhenda' (flag) and no agenda (for 'Mahagathbandhan'). It's a non-starter.

With such a sinking 'gathbandhan', nobody can stop the victory march of BJP is gearing up for parliament elections with the target of 315 seats in 2019," he said.

Madhav claimed there was no in the country who can match Modi's popularity.

"That's why, all are doing 'Mahagathbandhan' today. There is no in the country who can match the popularity of Modi ji.

With that fear, your Chandrasekhar Rao (Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and caretaker Minister) has brought elections by six-eight months early," Madhav said.

Madhav was addressing a meeting of BJP workers from Secunderabad assembly constituency here which was organised in connection with the December 7 Assembly polls in the state.

BJP is a natural party for Telangana and only it can be the alternative to ruling TRS, he claimed.

Hitting out at and describing the party as a "sinking ship", he said "an alliance is being formed for the assembly polls in the company of such a party."

The leader was "working hard on how to put Modi in power in 2019. He is very busy..," Madhav said.

Attacking TDP, which is also a in the Congress-led alliance of opposition parties in Telangana, he described the party as 'Telugu Droham (betrayal) Party'.

TDP was founded by late N T on an anti-plank and the party is joining Congress-led alliance for political existence in Telangana, he claimed.

BJP activists should aim to bring the party to power in Telangana and not hope to increase its strength by just a few seats in the assembly elections, Madhav said.

TRS had only got 62 seats (out of 119) in a wave in 2014 in when the party ran a campaign claiming credit for realising separate Telangana, the BJP leader said.

"Does TRS, which could not run government for full five years, have the eligibility (to be in power) in the state," he asked.

from Secunderabad Bandaru Dattatreya, state BJP K Laxman and others were present on the occasion.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 18:55 IST
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