By  Shimon Chadha | Updated:  Mar 02, 2019, 05:23 PM

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In the supposedly “world’s largest video conference” by the government on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the “mahagathbandhan” comprising of multiple opposition parties allying together for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, was tainted, it was a “mahamilavat”.
He further emphasized his point that after 2004, when the Bharatiya Janata Party lost to the Indian National Congress, development processes across the country were in peril and corruption cases sky-rocketed. Modi went on to address BJP workers that such circumstances might make a reappearance if the party loses this time.
A major portion of the Prime Minister’s video conference was the opposition and its grand alliance. He believed that the whole formation of the mahagathbandhan was to “save the Congress”.
Modi added that the parties who had now allied together earlier never even wanted to “look at each other”, and that they didn’t ever “see eye to eye” but are now holding hands, an obvious remark at the many events, such as the Mamata Banerjee rally in January, where the parties held hands as a symbol of their support and coalition.
Modi said that this coalition will not help anyone, as he believed it is a combination of “oil and water”, rendering each other “useless”. Modi and the party received a lot of flak from various opposition parties, including Congress, Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party, for conducting a video conference in the midst of high India-Pakistan tensions, especially when the country was eagerly awaiting the return of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman of the Indian Air Force, who was taken captive by Pakistan during a ceasefire violation at the LoC. 

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