New Delhi: Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on Tuesday derided the opposition alliance INDIA as the most directionless the country had ever seen, and cited reviled names such as East India Company and Indian Mujahideen to assert, PTI reported.
Modi said that people cannot be misled merely by the use of the country’s name, as he reffered to the name INDIA.
The news agency quoting multiple sources present at the BJP parliamentary party meeting said Modi was severe in his criticism of the opposition amid the continuing logjam in Parliament and also sounded confident of the ruling dispensation retaining power at the Centre for a third term after the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
The opposition has sunk deep in despair and is directionless, he said, according to GoI minister Pralhad Joshi.
With opposition parties rallying around the name ‘INDIA’ for their alliance, Modi cited the history of several organisations, including some banned outfits using the country’s name, and panned the grouping as a collection of corrupt leaders and parties.
Even the Indian National Congress, the main opposition party, was named so by an Englishman A O Hume, he said, according to sources quoted by PTI.
Organisations which wanted to rule and break country, which wanted to divide it have used names like ‘India’ and ‘Indian’ to mislead people, he added.