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Opposition wants to build their own empire, we want to empower people, says PM

"Unlike other parties, we are not in politics to divide and rule and for building vote-bank. We are here to serve the country in every way," PM Modi said.

(Opposition) wants to build their own empire, we want to empower people, says PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was speaking during an interaction with booth-level BJP workers from five parliamentary constituencies in Tamil Nadu. (PTI Photo/File)

Taking a dig at Opposition parties for their efforts to form a grand alliance against the BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday his party is here to serve the country whereas on the other side is an “opportunistic alliance, dynastic parties”.

“They want to build their own empire but we want to empower people,” PM Modi said, adding that the alliance against the BJP is a “short-term” one being done for the benefits of the respective parties.

“Unlike other parties, we are not in politics to divide and rule and for building vote-bank. We are here to serve the country in every way,” PM Modi said during an interaction with booth-level BJP workers from five parliamentary constituencies in Tamil Nadu.

“The upcoming polls are important for the BJP and the country to further our development agenda,” he said.

“On one hand we have our development agenda and on the other, there are opportunistic alliance and dynastic parties,” he said, without naming anyone.

Taking a swipe at the Opposition, the Prime Minister asked, “If Modi is so bad and the government is not working, why this alliance (was formed)?”

“Shouldn’t you be confident about yourself? They know this is a working government,” he said.

Many sections of society including youth, farmers and women have a “strong bond” with the BJP government, he added.

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PM Modi’s comments came a day after the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party announced their alliance for the coming Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh in a bid to counter the saffron party.