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‘BJP gave us a PM who speaks’

nation Updated: Jun 08, 2016 13:22 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

ETAH: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah hit back at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday on a question over the party’s performance at the Centre in the past two years, saying it gave the country a Prime Minister who speaks.

“Recently Rahul baba asked what the BJP has done in two years... at least we gave a Prime Minister who speaks, otherwise in the 10-year regime of the UPA, except Sonia ji and Rahul baba, no other person heard the voice of the PM,” he said.

Saying that BJP will get two-thirds majority in 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, Shah also hit out at the ruling Samajwadi Party, questioning what it had done for the people of the state in four years.

“We are presenting a report card of two years of NDA government, but Akhilesh babu (chief minister Akhilesh Yadav) you should also tell people what your government did in four years,” Shah told booth-level workers in Kasganj.

Asking people if they get power for 24 hours in the state, he said, “There is no shortage of power, the shortcoming is in intentions. In two years, we (NDA government) gave power to 9,000 villages.”

Shah alleged that in the 10 years of UPA regime, which was supported by SP and BSP, scams worth Rs 12 lakh crore took place. “They left no place whether its sky, earth and underneath where corruption did not take place,” Shah said.

“There is not a single allegation of corruption against the present regime... People ask as to how we will get a majority government in Uttar Pradesh. It will become possible due to your (workers) efforts,” he said.

He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought a number of schemes for the welfare of people, including free LPG connection for BPL families.

First Published: Jun 08, 2016 13:22 IST