Formally kicking off the assembly election campaign of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday, party’s national president Amit Shah during a public meeting at Tohana in Fatehabad district persuaded people to vote the saffron party to majority to let Prime Minister Narendra Modi to repay their debt.
Indirectly referring to the BJP victory on seven out of 10 seats in the recent Lok Sabha polls, Shah attempted to lure voters by promising development for the agrarian state.
The BJP president was in Tohana to campaign for party candidate and veteran leader Subhash Barala, who reached the venue at 11am with several key members of the party.
Training guns at the ruling Congress in Haryana, Shah said while the grand old party has ruled this state for the last 10 years and is demanding third chance, what can be expected from a party that ditched the electorate in its last two terms.
On the principal opposition party, the Indian National Lok Dal, Shah said the state has seen “gundaism of green brigade”.
He said while rise in the prices of agriculture land did no good to farmers, but Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra has certainly reaped rich dividends with the boom in land prices.
Exhorting people present at the rally, he said on the polling day they should press the ‘Kamal’ (BJP symbol ‘Lotus’) button.
Shah, who arrived in a chopper at the rally, also attended for two public meetings at Loharu in Bhiwani district and in Ambala City.