Silvassa: When Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke in Silvassa, more than 2,000km away from Kolkata on Saturday, it's the Opposition rally that dominated his speech. 

Modi, who faced sharp attacks by leaders like Akhilesh Yadav, fought back the Opposition onslaught by doing what he does best — equating himself with the people. 

“This grand alliance is not just against me but the people of this country," Modi warned. 

This is the quintessential Modi, who had thwarted every attack on him while he was the chief minister of Gujarat, by equating them with attacks on six crore Gujaratis. 

PM Modi, who spoke at a public rally in Silvassa, said that his motto was to serve the nation selflessly, and that is what separates him from the leaders of the Opposition. 

"They haven’t come together yet but they are already negotiating their share of the spoils,” said Modi. 

That is how the Prime Minister chose to hit back at the United Opposition that gave a call from Kolkata's iconic Brigade Parade Ground to oust him in the 2019 general election.

The Kolkata rally of the Opposition had a two-fold purpose: to bring together all parties that have a common dislike for Modi and also to subtly launch Mamata Banerjee as a claimant for the Prime Minister's post. 

Modi's event marked the laying of the foundation stone for a medical college in Dadra and Nagar Haveli, but it was Bengal rally that dominated Modi's speech.

The Prime Minister on Saturday also dedicated to the nation the L&T Armoured Systems Complex at Gujarat's Hazira. It has been buolt with the aim of producing 100 K9 Vajra-T Howitzer artillery guns, significantly, as part of the Make in India initiative.