Calling some of his rivals as “lying machines who fire off lies like AK-47”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said while the BJP’s motive has been the country’s progress, opposition parties were joining hands to protect their ruling dynasties.
Responding to a question during a video interaction with party workers of five Lok Sabha constituencies, the prime minister accused the opposition of telling lies against his government and said people now had many means to find the correct information. “Some leaders are like lying machines. Whenever they open their mouths, they fire off lies like AK 47,” he said, asking Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers to unmask their lies by taking correct information to the masses.
PM Modi made a reference to a WhatsApp post in which, he said, media persons found that people attending a recent opposition’s protests had little idea about the reasons for which they were raising slogans against him. They became a laughing stock, he said.
Some opposition leaders give many different figures in a day, PM Modi said in an apparent reference to different figures cited by Congress president Rahul Gandhi on the Rafale issue. BJP and Congress have been trading barbs at each other over the Rafale jet deal row
He further said opposition parties are joining hands together as their leaders wanted to leave behind something for their sons. They fear what will happen to 200-500 dynasties if the BJP remains in power for five to 10 more years, Modi said, adding that these families have had a tight hold over the country since its independence.
“Due to this concern and to protect their dynasties, they have come together. They are concerned that they should leave something behind for their progenies,” Modi said. He was apparently referring to growing attempts among opposition parties like the Congress, the Left and many regional outfits to put up a united fight against the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
-With PTI inputs