‘Tyranny of dictator’: Arvind Kejriwal pitches for opposition unity ahead of rally
New Delhi, Feb 13: Three weeks after her Mahagathbandhan mega rally in Kolkata, the Opposition is set to corner the Narendra Modi government again on various issues. But this time, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is the one playing host.
In post on Twitter, Kejriwal wrote, "Countless freedom fighters laid down their lives for our freedom and democracy. We cannot forget their sacrifices and remain silent to the tyranny of any dictator. Join us for the Save Democracy Satyagraha at the historic Jantar Mantar today afternoon."
The AAP plays host to more than 20 opposition party leaders, who are in Delhi to take part in 'Tanashahi Hatao, Desh Bachao' (Remove Dictatorship, Save Country) rally at Jantar Mantar.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, former prime minister H D Deve Gowda, National Conference (NC) leader Farooq Abdullah and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar expected to attend the rally.
Leaders from the Samajwadi Party (SP), Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and other parties would address the mega rally.
With months to go for the general election, the rally would serve to bring the opposition leaders together in firming up a "Mahagathbandhan" (Grand Alliance) to challenge the BJP and its National Democratic Alliance (NDA) partners.