Opposition "Vilifying EVMs" To Explain Coming Defeat, Says PM Modi

Rajiv Pratap Rudy appointed BJP's national spokesperson

Rajiv Pratap Rudy appointed BJP's national spokesperson

PM Narendra Modi addressed a meet of BJP leaders in Goa today.

He said the Opposition is staring at defeat in forthcoming Lok Sabha elections and looking for excuses ahead of their impending loss and thus are vilifying electronic voting machines.

Kolkata: Issuing a war cry "Delhi mein sarkar badal do" (change the government at the Centre), Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Saturday asserted that the "expiry date" of the Modi government is over and a united Opposition will win the upcoming general elections.

Several opposition leaders at the rally demanded the use of ballot papers instead of EVMs which they said were the source of "all sorts of malpractices".

Bengal Chief Minister and organiser Mamata Banerjee had said the rally was an opportunity to listen to the one another.

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"The Opposition's mahagathbandhan is an alliance of corruption, negativity and instability". He also alleged that it is BJP who has been spreading hatred across the country.

Addressing an Opposition rally at Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata called by her, she also promised to work with other Opposition parties.

Talking about the Government's decision to give 10 percent reservation belonging to economically weaker sections in upper caste, the Prime Minister said the Opposition parties would not have been so anxious if this decision was not effective. He said BJP has alliance with 125 crore people and their aspirations.

BJP's actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who had attended the meet along with party rebels Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie, tweeted to say that the gathering was a "wake-up call" for the Central government in many ways.

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