Targeting the Congress for not removing Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir while being in power for several years, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said it was the BJP Government which integrated J-K with the Indian Union through the abrogation of Article 370.
He said this while addressing a series of elections rallies in Gujarat.
“When the Modi Government removed Article 370, the Congress said there will be rivers of blood. But leave aside rivers of blood, no one dared to throw even a single stone,” Shah said.
He said the Modi Government knows how to give a befitting reply to Pakistan or any other country, which dares to cast an evil eye on India and threaten national security.
“During previous Congress Governments, any Tom, Dick and Harry would cross over from Pakistan into India and run away after beheading our soldiers. Even after Narendra Modi was elected PM, there were terror attacks in Pulwama and Uri.”
“However, what Pakistan didn’t know was that this wasn’t a Government of Manmohan Singh. Within 10 days, our forces entered Pakistan, striking terror havens on their own soil,” Shah said.
Gujarat will poll in two phases on 1 and 5 December and the counting of votes will take place on 8 December, reads the report.
Shah said the tribal communities in the country stand firmly with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The Union Home Minister said, “Previous Congress Governments did not work nearly as much in decades as Narendra Modi for the empowerment of our tribal communities. This is why our tribal brothers and sisters today stand firmly with the BJP.”
In a separate rally in the Tapi district of the poll-bound State, Shah took aim at the Congress for ‘misleading’ the people.
“There is a BJP Government in Gujarat since 1990 and the Congress is saying that the work of the Congress speaks for itself. What work is it talking about when it has not been in power in the state since 1990?”
“The Congress misleads people. A party, which has not been in power for ages, has no work to boast of. It should be ashamed. Ever since, the BJP came to power in Gujarat, the State has seen development in every field,” the Union Home Minister said.
Shah said the Modi Government honoured the tribal communities by making a tribal woman as the country’s President.
“During the Congress rule, a budgetary allocation of Rs 1,000 crores was made for tribal welfare. However, the BJP Government increased the outlay for tribals to Rs 1 lakh crores. The Congress has nothing to talk about in Gujarat, which is why Rahul-baba is not coming to campaign in the state and is visiting other places, instead,” the Home Minister said.