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Opposition rally HIGHLIGHTS: Modi trying to tear apart Constitution, vote for a literate PM this time, says Kejriwal

Opposition rally in Delhi HIGHLIGHTS: The rally hosted by the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party was attended by TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee and Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu.

Opposition party leaders unite at ‘Remove Dictatorship, Save Country’ rally at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. Express photo by Prem Nath Pandey.

Three weeks after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held a mahagathbandhan rally, attended by 25 political leaders from over 20 political parties, in Kolkata, Opposition leaders have organised a mega rally at New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar Wednesday titled ‘Remove Dictatorship, Save Country’.

The rally hosted by the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party was attended by TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee and Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu.

Other senior leaders including Samajwadi Party’s Ram Gopal Yadav, AAP’s Sanjay Singh, Nationalist Congress Party’s Sharad Pawar and LJD chief Sharad Yadav were also present at the rally.

The Congress also extended support to the Rally.

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Opposition parties are holding a mega rally to oust Narendra Modi-led BJP government.

Is Modi India's PM or Pakistan's PM, asks Kejriwal

Is Modi India's Prime Minister or Pakistan's Prime Minister asked Kejriwal adding that if he is India's PM then he should act like one and not destroy the country.

Modi trying to tear apart Constitution: Arvind Kejriwal

Taking a jibe at the Modi govt, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, " Modi trying to tear apart Constitution, destroy democracy." 

"I want to say to the whole country that this time vote for a literate Prime Minister. Think about the country and not a single person," he added.

Crowd chants ' Chowkidar chaar hai' at Opposition rally

Instead of dreaming of becoming PM, Mamata should pay attention in Bengal: Dilip Ghosh

Meanwhile, the BJP's West Bengal unit Wednesday mocked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for joining the opposition rally describing it as a "desperate attempt to hog the limelight". These rallies show the "desperation" of the opposition parties to capture power at any cost, West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said.

"She (Banerjee) is busy going to Delhi attending dharna of opposition leaders. There are so many opposition leaders and everybody including Mamata Banerjee is fighting for the prime minister's post. Instead of dreaming of becoming the PM, she should pay attention to provide good governance in Bengal," Ghosh said.

All democratic institutions are under assault: Ram Gopal Yadav


Samajawadi party leader Ram Gopal Yadav said Uttar Pradesh will play a crucial role in 2019 and asserted BJP will not open its account in UP, which has 80 Lok Sabha seats. He said the SP-BSP-RLD alliance will "create a situation" in UP that Modi will have to find another seat, besides Varanasi, to contest the coming Lok Sabha election.

This Opposition, he said, will defend the country and save democracy from BJP.

"All democratic institutions are under assault," he alleged, adding, "We need to identify the elements, who, in partnership with BJP, are trying to weaken Kejriwal and Mamata governments."

Mamata takes 'Gabbar Singh' jibe at PM Modi

Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mamata said,   democracy has today become "Modicracy".  " Everyone is afraid of Gabbar Singh, there are two of them -- Modi and Shah," she said adding that the situation has become worse than emergency.  

Modi knows to break the nation, says Mamata Banerjee

Attacking the Modi government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said,  "Modi knows to break the nation, we know to bind the nation and this is why opposition today has united to bind the nation and fight nationwide." 

"Modi says, his govt gave you food, gas, and everything and what have we done? Nothing," asks Mamata.

Speaking at the rally hosted by Delhi's AAP, Mamta said, Aam Admi party will win all seven seats in Delhi and there will be a united India soon.

Today is the expiry date of Modi sarkar: Mamata Banerjee


Speaking at the Opposition rally  in Delhi,  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the expiry date of  Modi Sarkar is over as today is the last day of parliament. 

Loksabha MP Shatrugan Sinha arrives at Jantar Mantar

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal with Siatram Yechury and Sharad Yadav

Delhi Chief Minister welcomes CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury and Janta Dal leader Sharad Yadav. ( Source: AAP/Twitter)

This chowkidar( PM Modi) needs to be removed to save the country: CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury

CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury alleged that BJP is professing politics of 'Dushashan' by pitting brothers against brothers.

"There is need to replace this government for a better India. This chowkidar needs to be removed to save the country.

"BJP is like Kaurava Sena but the  Pandavas (Opposition) will defeat them and save the country," he said.

BJP in power is a threat to constitution and democracy: CPI leader D Raja

Speaking at the rally, CPI leader D Raja said the Constitution is under attack under Narendra Modi as prime minister and asserted that Parliament has been undermined and bypassed and its role has been minimized under Modi.

"Can you allow a Germany-like situation where Hitler overpowered Reichstag(German parliament)," he said.

"BJP in power is a threat to constitution and democracy. It must be defeated," he added.

BJP in power is a threat to constitution and democracy: CPI leader D Raja

Speaking at the rally, CPI leader D Raja said the Constitution is under attack under Narendra Modi as prime minister and asserted that Parliament has been undermined and bypassed and its role has been minimized under Modi.

"Can you allow a Germany-like situation where Hitler overpowered Reichstag(German parliament)," he said. "BJP in power is a threat to constitution and democracy. It must be defeated," he added.

BJP made elections very exorbitant, India needs to be saved: Sharad Yadav

Speaking at the Opposition rally in Delhi, Janta Dal Party leader Sharad Yadav said, "BJP made elections very exorbitant, that if Lal Bahadur Shastri and Jay Prakash Narayan will contest elections they won't be successful. Time has come to show them the doors. India needs to be saved."  

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Anti-BJP supporters at ‘Remove Dictatorship, Save Country’ rally

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Opposition leaders unite for mega rally to oust Narendra Modi-led BJP

Opposition leaders including West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Sharad Yadav, SP's Ram Gopal Yadav and RLD's Trilok Tyagi at AAP's 'Tanashahi Hatao, Loktantra Bachao' rally. (Source: ANI) 

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Delhi Chief Minister welcomes CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury and Janta Dal leader Sharad Yadav. ( Source: AAP/Twitter)

Senior AAP leader Gopal Rai said, “All opposition leaders will attend this rally against the Modi government. It will be attended by all those who had attended Mamata Banerjee’s Kolkata rally last month.” As part of the 'India Against Corruption', Kejriwal had once called upon “Didi” to join the anti-corruption movement during the Congress-led UPA regime.

Bringing her fight against the BJP government to the national capital, Banerjee arrived in Delhi on Tuesday evening. Unlike Naidu, Banerjee may visit Parliament briefly on Wednesday morning before heading to the dharna site. It has been her practice for some time now to arrive in Delhi when Parliament is in session and spend some time both in the Trinamool Congress (TMC) office in Parliament and the Central Hall, where she likes to catch up with her old colleagues across parties.

The TMC chief, who has launched almost daily diatribes against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is hoping to firm up her claim to be an Opposition fulcrum at the Jantar Mantar rally. Banerjee is likely to return to Kolkata on Thursday.

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