MUMBAI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday made yet another attack on the Narendra Modi government at the Centre and said that the 'Mahagathbandhan' or the Grand Alliance of like-minded parties is the need of the hour to take on the ruling BJP.
''The grand alliance of the Opposition parties to take on the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not just the sentiment of politicians but also of the people,'' Rahul Gandhi said in Mumbai.
The Gandhi scion said that his party is trying to join together these voices and the work is going on.
"It is the sentiment of the people and not just political parties which are opposed to the BJP to have a 'mahagathbandhan' (grand alliance) that can take on the BJP, the RSS and Prime Minister Narendra Modi," he said at a press conference here.
He alleged that "Prime Minister Modi and the BJP are attacking the Constitution and damaging the vital institutions and the question facing the people is how to stop this.''
The Congress president also trained his guns at the BJP dispensation at the Centre over rising petrol prices. He alleged that the the Opposition has been asking Prime Minister Modi to bring prices of petrol and diesel under the Goods and Services Tax (GST), but "he is not interested."
"There was an attack on Mumbai (through demonetisation). There are small industries, traders here... The leather industry and the cloth ind...