Is the “grand alliance” being proposed by opposition parties to oust the Bharatiya Janata Party from power in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections just “imaginary”? It is, as there is nobody to lead it, party national spokesperson Nalin Kohli said on Saturday.
“The grand alliance is imaginary. Who is going to lead it, what will be its ideology, who will be part of it and who would be left out is not clear,” Kohli told reporters in Kolkata.
Kohli was in the city to attend an interactive session ‘Ethics and Compliance is the New Normal’ organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce.
“There could be three formations of the grand alliance—Congress-led, Congress involved and Congress out. Which is it? We don’t know. We also don’t know who is leading it,” Kohli said.
Earlier on June 28, when BJP president Amit Shah visited West Bengal, he too had ridiculed Trinamool Congress chief and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s move to form a front against the BJP. He had then said that Banerjee should first focus on her home turf as “the ground was slipping from under her feet”.
Meanwhile in Jaipur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also launched a scathing attack on the opposition Congress on Saturday and called the party a ‘bail gaadi’.
“Several leaders who are called stalwarts of the Congress and former ministers are out on bail these days,” Modi said at a public rally in the pink city.
Modi said people were well aware of the Congress party's intention and had started calling it a ‘bail gaadi’ (Hindi term for a bullock cart).