Setting the tone for 2019 Lok Sabha polls, BJP president Amit Shah took on the principal opposition party even as he claimed that the ruling party will come back scoring even higher than 2014 tally. Addressing a massive gathering of party workers at BJP foundation day celebrations in Mumbai, Shah also underlined his party’s commitment towards Dalits.
“Narendra Modi ji is world’s most popular prime minister… keep spreading the word about Modi government’s works, and set the stage for 2019 Lok Sabha election,” Shah told his cadres.
Turning guns at the Congress party, he said it stands nowhere near BJP in the current political landscape.
“Today, 20 states are ruled by BJP. This is a thing of joy for the party…” Amit Shah said even as he attacked Rahul Gandhi on number of issues.
“Rahul Gandhi, you are question Narendra Modi on four and a half years of rule. The people of the country are questioning you on Congress’ rule of four generations. Rahul baba you question our intentions… Modi government has planned to compensate farmers with 1.5 times the price of their crop,” said Shah.
Keeping his attack on the Congress further, he blamed the Congress for the washout in parliament. “We were ready to address all issues in the Parliament. It was the Opposition that disrupted the proceedings… Ghulam Nabi Azad, you fix the stage and we’ll be up for debate. We have nothing to hide,” Shah said.
Speaking on the issue of anguish among the Dalit community, the BJP president said that the ruling party will not abolish reservations and “also won’t allow anyone to do so”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also interacted with BJP workers via video conferencing through his app.
He spoke to thousands of party workers in five Lok Sabha seats on Friday. Tomorrow he will be interacting with the district presidents and their team members on a host of issues, and will also answer their queries.
Modi will hear the ideas of party leaders and also share details of his government’s welfare schemes, the statement said. He will also answer their questions, the statement said.