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Prime Minister Narendra Modi dismissed opposition attempts at unity as an opportunity for the BJP

Shahjahanpur : 21/7/18;Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dismissed opposition attempts at unity as an opportunity for the BJP and mocked Congress president for hugging him in Parliament, virtually calling it clingy behaviour.

At a farmer’s rally, on his third visit to politically crucial Uttar Pradesh, Modi questioned the motive behind the no-confidence motion moved by the opposition in the Lok Sabha.

“Hum karan poochtey rahe avishvas ka, karan nahi bata payey to gale pad gaye,” he said.

Roughly translated, the phrase conveyed unwanted clingy behaviour: “We kept asking the reasons for their no confidence, they failed to answer but clung to my neck.”

The reference was to Rahul Gandhi’s gesture yesterday during the debate walking up to the prime minister’s seat in the Lok Sabha and giving him an unreciprocated hug.

Modi also played with words to assert that the Bharatiya Janata Party’s election symbol the lotus will rise from the mud in the 2019 general election.

“If one dal (party) is added to another dal, then it becomes dal-dal (muck), which is favourable for the ‘kamal’ to bloom,” he said, in an apparent reference to the opposition’s unity attempts.

Modi said the opposition’s bid to join hands is an opportunity for the BJP.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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