The Congress will lead an opposition coalition that will unseat the BJP in the 2024 national elections, party chief Mallikarjun Kharge has said, announcing that the 137-year-old outfit was in talks with “every” other party to realise it.
“[Prime Minister Narendra] Modi has several times said, ‘I am the only man who can face the country. No other people can touch me.’ No democratic man says like this. You are in a democracy, you should remember you are not an autocrat. You are not a dictator. You are elected by people and people will teach you a lesson,” he said at an election rally in Nagaland.
“In 2024, the alliance government will come to the centre, Congress will lead. We are talking with other parties because otherwise the democracy and constitution will go,” Mr Kharge said.
“Therefore, with every party now and then, we are calling, we are talking, we are sharing our views. The BJP will not get a majority. All other parties together, we will get the majority… let 100 Modis or Shah come,” he said, baiting the PM and his chief strategist Home Minister Amit Shah.