After a meeting between PM Modi and Telangana chief minister K.Chandrashekar Rao last week, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu took a jibe at them, calling KCR the "dirtiest politician" and alleging an alliance between TRS and BJP.
In a meeting where the two of them addressed various issues related to Telangana, KCR also submitted a 16-point letter to PM Modi.
With Mahagathbandan now gaining traction, PM Modi dissed the claims of gathbandhan with KCR during his interview.
He said, "I am not aware that there some gathbandhan is being made by KCR. In 5 years, is there something concrete mahagathbandhan has said in one voice? They still speak in different voices. Who are these people? To save themselves, they are looking for support... hold each other’s hand, we will be saved. This game is going on."
Calling this alliance an agenda against Modi he said, "Their single point agenda is Modi. Do this to Modi, that to Modi.... Take any 10 pages of a newspaper, 10 leaders of alliance in different voices abuse Modi. There is no articulation on what they would do for the nation and why they will do it."
He dismissed claims by some political pundits that the BJP might not get more than 180 out of 543 seats in the Lok Sabha elections, saying there were a similar "set of persons" who echoed a similar narrative even in 2014. The Prime Minister was responding to a question whether people had now considered the 'Mahagathbandhan' to be an alternative to Modi.
He went on to add, "If they do not spread such things, how will people join their 'gathbandhan'? They will have to talk big to attract people."
The following points were discussed and mentioned in the letter which the Telangana CM submitted to PM Modi in their meeting on December 26: