Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, MP Shatrughan Sinha, AP CM Chandrababu Naidu, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah during the ‘Remove Dictatorship, Save Country’ rally at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Wednesday
New Delhi: Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and West Bengal Chief Minister (CM) Mamata Banerjee said the situation in the country has become 'worse than emergency' and hit out at the government saying that 'democracy has become 'Namocracy', even as Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal asked the people to vote for an educated person for the PM post, instead of a ‘12th pass’, indirectly referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
As the last Parliament session before the general election drew to a close, Opposition leaders from across the political spectrum came together in Delhi, pledging to root out the Narendra Modi government. Addressing Aam Aadmi Party’s 'Remove Dictatorship, Save Democracy Rally' at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Wednesday, Banerjee gave the slogan 'Modi hatao desh bachao' and said the Opposition will fight unitedly at the national level to 'oust the NDA from power'. "It is Prime Minister's last day as an elected leader in Parliament today," she said. "Everyone is afraid of Gabbar Singh. There are two of them -- (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi and (BJP chief Amit) Shah," she said.
It is better when a literate person becomes the Prime Minister. The person who is 12th pass does not even understand which document he is signing. The second problem with him is that he does not consult anyone. He does what he wants to do."
"BR Ambedkar made a Constitution which provided different powers to the state and Central governments. Today Narendra Modi wants to destroy that Constitution. He wants to end democracy in this country. I salute Mamata Banerjee for what she did to Prime Minister Modi's CBI officials," he added. He went on to compare Prime Minister Modi with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The rally had top leaders in attendance, including AP CM and TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu, CPI leader D Raja, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury, Loktantrik Janata Dal founder Sharad Yadav, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, DMK MP Kanimozhi, Janata Dal (Secular) general secretary Danish Ali, several TMC MPs and BJP rebel Shatrughan Sinha.