A pan-India 'Mahagathbandhan' — Nitish's biggest anti-Modi push?

| Monday, April 18, 2016 - 09:09
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Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has requested all non-BJP parties to make a 'Sangh- Mukt’ country "to save democracy".

"To usher in a Sangh-free India, all non-BJP parties have to come together," the JD (U) chief said at the 'Advantage Conclave' in Patna.

"Uniting against BJP and its divisive ideology is the only way to save democracy," said Kumar, who has already talked about "largest possible unity" among secular parties.

The BJP, the political arm of the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh) had launched itself into the 2014 Lok Sabha elections with a call for "Congress-Mukt Bharat" or Congress-free India.

"The three stalwarts of the BJP — Atal Bihari Vajpayee, LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi — have been sidelined within the party and power has gone to people who have no faith in secularism and communal harmony," Nitish alleged.

On April 11, a day after becoming JD(U) president, Kumar had said that he would strive for forging the "largest possible unity" against BJP by bringing the Left and regional parties on one platform before the 2019 general elections. 


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