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Beyond forming an alliance: INDIA must offer more than the govt's criticism

Building the temple in Ayodhya, removing J&K's special status, and ending the so-called minority appeasement may be Mr PM's pitch to beat the criticism on inflation and unemployment, writes T N Ninan

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge with fellow Opposition MPs during a joint press conference following their ‘Tiranga March’
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Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge

T N Ninan

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The Opposition parties which have come together under an INDIA (Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance) umbrella are scheduled to meet a third time next week. If they are not careful, what awaits them down the road is a repeat of 1971. Then too, an Opposition alliance got together and tried to oust a strong Prime Minister. The slogan was: Indira Hatao (remove Indira). Mrs Gandhi countered with the more resonant Garibi Hatao (remove poverty). It is easy to see why the Prime Minister won.

Today’s Opposition parties have come together to say Modi Hatao, while Narendra Modi talks of Amrit
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First Published: Aug 25 2023 | 7:10 PM IST

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