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Oppn parties corrupt, people standing with Modi: BJP leader

Press Trust of India  |  Jamshedpur 

All "corrupt and opportunists" have united to form the 'Mahagathbandhan' (grand alliance), but their desire to oust will not be fulfilled as the people of this country are standing with the prime minister, said Monday.

Addressing a press conference here, Singh said the opposition parties "do not have any agenda or policy, their sole intention was to grab power".

"All corrupt and opportunists have united to form a 'Mahagathbandhan' out of fear of Their desire, however, will never be fulfilled as the people of this country are standing behind Modi ji like a rock," he said.

The leader, who was in the Steel City to take part in a conference of booth-level party workers, also highlighted the achievements of the NDA government under Modi's leadership.

"The country is the fastest growing economy in the world with an average GDP growth rate of 7.3 per cent. The has also improved in the past five years, attracting over one crore foreign tourists in 2017 against 69 lakh in 2013," he said.

Describing the as "factory of lies", Singh said its functioned as the chief executive officer of the factory.

He also asserted that the saffron party will perform better than the Trinamool (TMC) in the next Assembly election in

"A reign of terror has been unleashed in Bengal under the TMC. Over 70 activists have been killed," he claimed.

Asked about Monday's road show in by Priyanka Gandhi, Singh said the fate of the show will be similar to the one that was organized by and former during the last Assembly polls.

The BJP, along with its allies, had registered a thumping victory the 2017 Assembly election in Uttar Pradesh, winning 325 seats in the 403-member House.

Singh, who is also the party in-charge of Odisha, said the BJP has set a target of winning 121 Assembly seats in the BJD-ruled state.

"People of Odisha will support the BJP as they are fed up of 19-year misrule of the BJD government," he maintained.

Talking about the upcoming general election, he expressed hope that the saffron party will get more seats than it did in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

In Jharkhand, the saffron party will win all 14 Lok Sabha seats, he added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 17:30 IST