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Smriti Irani also highlighted the successes of the women and child development ministry over the past nine years of BJP government at the press meet | Video grab: Twitter/ANI

Multi-headed alliance a pack of wolves to prey on India’s future: BJP

As 17 Opposition parties came together on Friday (June 23) to stitch an alliance against the BJP, the ruling party called it a “multi-headed selfish alliance” and compared it with wolves hunting in packs.

Addressing a press conference in Delhi soon after the Opposition unity meeting in Patna, Minister for Women and Child Development Minority Affairs Smriti Irani said this coming together of the parties was not targeted at Prime Minister Narendra Modi but the country’s coffers. “It is said that wolves hunt in packs! A political pack met in Patna. Their prey is the future of India,” she said.

The national president of the BJP (Women’s Wing) said that the alliance of selfishness was being forged with India as its target. “Whenever these political parties came together, they brought corruption, nepotism and brought with them the allegation of constricting the economic progress of the nation,” Irani added.

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She said that the AAP’s blackmailing at the beginning itself shows the future of the “unholy alliance”. “It is ironic that Trinamool Congress party members today witnessed bonhomie between Mamata Bandyopadhyay and that Communist Party, the leadership of which was particularly known for dragging Mamata by her hair, especially when she tried to speak for the people of Bengal,” she said, referring to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

She further said Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers never in their life would have thought that “Mamata Bandyopadhyay would go under the protection of the same Communist Party whose leaders humiliated Mamata Bandyopadhyay on the road by pulling her hair”.

Irani further said that the Congress workers of West Bengal similarly would have never imagined that “Mamata Bandyopadhyay, whose hands are stained with the blood of Congress workers, will one day appear on Rahul ji’s head”. “Even the people of Tamil Nadu would never have imagined that the DMK party, which was accused by the top leadership of the Congress in the 1990s of helping in the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, one day would have sweeter relations with the Gandhi family,” she said. “At what cost will the Gandhi family do its politics?” she asked.

Referring to the TMC chief touching RJD supremo Lalu Prasad’s feet, Irani said, “While the nation was recently witness to Mamata Bandyopadhyay paying revere to Lalu ji, I am sure neither the nation nor Lalu ji has forgotten how Mamata presented a white paper describing in detail incapacities of Lalu ji as a minister at the Centre.”

Mamata was “extremely prophetic” when she said Rahul Gandhi is leader of opposition but then it becomes “certain” that Narendra Modi will yet again be elected as the prime minister, she added.

Irani’s comments followed the meeting of Opposition parties, including the Congress, TMC, DMK, JD(U), SP and the Left, in Patna where they resolved to fight the 2024 Lok Sabha elections unitedly to defeat the BJP and work with flexibility by setting aside their differences.

(With agency inputs)

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