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Pakistan wants Modi to go: Dinesh Sharma

Hitting out at the unified opposition to stop the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from coming to power in 2019, deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma said neighbouring country Pakistan also had the same goal.

lucknow Updated: May 26, 2018 13:11 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur
Pakistan,India,Narendra Modi
Sharma’s statement came a day after prominent opposition leaders, in a show of strength, were seen sharing the stage during the oath taking of Karnataka chief minister Kumaraswamy of Janata Dal .(HT File)

Hitting out at the unified opposition to stop the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from coming to power in 2019, deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma said neighbouring country Pakistan also had the same goal.

“The Paksitani PM wants to remove Modiji as he has maintained that his country cannot receive help from foreign countries till Modi remains the prime minster of India. Similarly, a coalition of 50 parties in India want to remove Modiji,” Sharma told reporters during a press conference before addressing a public meeting in Kauriram to list achievements of the Central government in four years.

Sharma’s statement came a day after prominent opposition leaders, in a show of strength, were seen sharing the stage during the oath taking of Karnataka chief minister Kumaraswamy of Janata Dal (Secular).

Citing the example of goddess Sita’s ‘swayamvar’ wherein Lord Rama had broken the bow to win the contest and marry her; Sharma dared the united opposition to choose their ‘Dulha’ (leader of the proposed grand alliance) in case they managed to win the contest (2019 Lok Sabha polls).

Lauding PM Modi, Sharma said that it was under the BJP government, that the army carried out surgical strikes and destroyed Pakistani bunkers. He further said that all sectors including real estate, health, transport, trade and infrastructure have seen a major boom during four years of Modi government tenure. “The way Central government worked in four years and Yogi-led government in the UP in one year is laudable considering the challenges before us,” he said.

First Published: May 26, 2018 13:11 IST