Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday took a swipe at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who is currently leading Bharat Jodo Yatra in Maharashtra, over his absence from the election campaign in Gujarat and said that Congress has nothing in Gujarat, that’s why “Rahul Baba” is not coming to Gujarat for campaigning and is roaming in other places.
While addressing an election rally in Tapi district of Gujarat, the Home Minister further said that ever since the BJP government came to power in Gujarat, there has been development in every field.
“There is a BJP government in Gujarat since 1990 and the Congress is saying that the work of the Congress speaks for itself. When it is not in power since 1990, then what is the work of Congress? Congress misleads the people. The party which has not been in power for ages, then of what work is it talking? Congress should be ashamed. Ever since the BJP government came to power in Gujarat, there has been development in every field,” he said.
Shah said that the Modi government has honoured the tribal society by making a tribal woman the President.
“During the Congress rule, there was a budget of Rs 1000 crores for tribals whereas the BJP government has increased the budget to Rs 1 lakh crores. Congress has nothing in Gujarat, that’s why Rahul Baba is not coming to Gujarat for campaigning and is roaming in other places,” said the Home Minister.
Targeting the Congress for not removing Article 370 from Jammu Kashmir, the Home Minister said the BJP government linked Kashmir with India forever with the abrogation of Article 370 when the Congress kept Article 370 in its lap for 70 years.
“When the Modi government removed Article 370, the Congress was saying that rivers of blood will flow. But when the Article was removed, leave aside the river of blood, no one dared to throw even a stone,” said Shah.
Shah said that the Modi government also knows how to give befitting reply to Pakistan and other nations who try to jeopardize the security of the nation. “In the government of Sonia and Manmohan Singh, Alia, Malia and Jamalia from Pakistan used to run away after beheading our soldiers. But when the Modi government came, there were terrorist attacks in Pulwama and Uri. But they did not know that now there is no Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in India, now there is Narendra Modi. Within 10 days, the Prime Minister entered the house of Pakistan by conducting surgical and air strikes and the soldiers of the country came back safely,” he said