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The Opposition parties which have come together under an INDIA (Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance) umbrella are scheduled to meet a third time next week. If they are not careful, what awaits them down the road is a repeat of 1971. Then too, an Opposition alliance got together and tried to oust a strong Prime Minister. The slogan was: Indira Hatao (remove Indira). Mrs Gandhi countered with the more resonant Garibi Hatao (remove poverty). It is easy to see why the Prime Minister won.
Today’s Opposition parties have come together to say Modi Hatao, while Narendra Modi talks of Amrit Kaal, which is the aspirational equivalent of yesteryear’s Garibi Hatao. It is admittedly early days, and so far INDIA (a