Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who addressed a rally today in Karnataka's Chitradurga, said that the country should have a strong prime minister whose high command should only be the people. Attacking the "grand alliance" of opposition parties as "Mahamilavat", he said the country should not have a government whose remote control is in the hands of a dozen people.
PM Modi also said when the world stood with India after the Balakot air strike in Pakistan, those in "Mahamilavat" condemned him.
"...do you want a government whose remote control is in the hands of a dozen people?," as he derided the "Mahamilavat" of opposition parties.
PM Modi lashed out at the Congress-JDS government in Karnataka, saying that the two parties came together for the sake of power and to serve self-interests.
Karnataka was among the states that has "always stood strong" with the BJP, he said.