KOLKATA: Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav today launched a savage attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party, the BJP, at Mamata Banerjee’s rally in Kolkata. In an emotive speech, Mr Yadav said the PM was the “factory, manufacturer, whole-seller, and distributor” of lies.
“If you make a compromise with them, join them, you will be counted among Raja Harishchandra (Honest). But if you remind them of their promises, if you fight them, if you try to unite the country, if you don’t bow before communal powers, then they would try to suppress you with the help of ED and CBI, which are their alliance partners,” Tejashwi Yadav said at the rally.
“But, we are not among those who bow down to pressure. My father (Lalu Yadav) was sent to jail as part of a conspiracy, but we didn’t bow because we have to save the country, we have to unite the country,” Tejashwi Yadav added.
An ensemble of opposition leaders congregated at the “United India Rally” organised by Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee at Kolkata’s Brigade Parade Ground today. Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav, DMK chief MK Stalin, Loktantrik Janata Dal chief Sharad Yadav, National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah and Nationalist Congress Party head Sharad Pawar were in attendance.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi could not make it to the event, but he extended his support in a letter addressed to the Trinamool chief yesterday.