Shah's remarks show BJP rattled: Congress

09 April, 2018, 00:53 | Author: Rita Burton
  • Congress president Rahul Gandhi meets supporters during his Jan Sampark Yatra in Shimoga on Tuesday

"Narendra Modi is the world's most popular prime minister".

Training a gun at Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Shah said, "When we lost two Lok Sabha seats recently Rahul Gandhi distributed candies". Amit Shah's speech at the BJP's birthday bash clearly points to the strategy the ruling combine is working on to beat anti-incumbency, and the most ironic part of it is that it's the Opposition which has handed it to them on a platter.

On Friday, Shah had said, "I have heard that whenever floods happen, all the animals come together". He said the efforts of the Opposition parties to bury their differences to form a third front for the 2019 polls were their last attempt to remain afloat. "Though the sane public is repeatedly disowning them before the Lok Sabha elections". "Whenever there is a massive flood, all snakes, mongooses, cats, dogs, cheetahs, lions etc climb up a huge tree, they fear the rising water levels", he said.

Sharma said, "The remarks made by Amit Shah are condemnable".

"It is true that all the trains arrived late on Central and Western Railways, but we should not blame the railways as special trains are run for a specific objective and they are operated in a certain manner, so that the schedules of the regular trains are not hit or compromised", he said.

The party also said that Congress leaders never made such remarks against the BJP, when they were in opposition and Congress was in power.

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He took a jibe at Rahul Gandhi and said, " Rahul baba you question our intentions.

While asking party workers to ensure victory with absolute majority in the 2019 polls, Shah took care to say the NDA government will come to power again in the Centre and the state. We are privileged to receive the blessings of people of all age groups, across all sections of society.

CPI leader D Raja said this is not the language one expects from the president of a national party.

Shah promises BJP will never look to scrap reservation, PM urges workers to deliver party's message of economic growth to poor and backward sections.

Shah's arrival in the city resulted in traffic snarls on the Western Express Highway last night, as 25,000 local BJP workers took out a three-kilometre-long rally - including 10,000 bikers and several auto drivers - to welcome him. Elections may also be advanced in two other states ruled by the party, namely Haryana and Jharkhand, where elections are due towards the end of 2019.

The rally led to several traffic snarls on the Western Express Highway.

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