BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday took swipes at former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress party. Speaking at a rally in Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s home-turf Amethi, Shah said the biggest thing the BJP gave to the country was PM Narendra Modi, “who can speak.” He said this while referring to Rahul’s frequent posers on what the BJP has given to this country. Though Shah didn’t mention the name of Manmohan Singh, he was referring to the former PM, who many believe remained silent on important issues during his 10 years of Prime Ministership.
The BJP chief also said, “Congress shehzada” Rahul Gandhi should answer, “what three generations of Gandhis have done for Amethi.” He claimed that Amethi is known all over the world as a Nehru-Gandhi family bastion, but there has been no development. Taking a further swipe at the Congress vice-president, Shah said Rahul “cannot see development as he sports Italian spectacles.” The BJP chief assured the gathering that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will develop Uttar Pradesh.
Meanwhile, Rahul, who may soon be appointed the Congress president said, Modi government had transitioned from “Beti Bachao” to “Beta Bachao”. Rahul’s swipe came after the appearance of a report alleging that a firm owned by BJP chief Amit Shah’s son saw a huge rise in turnover after the party came to power, PTI reported.
“Amazing transition from Beti Bachao to Beta Bachao,” Rahul tweeted, using the term “Shehzada” to describe BJP chief’s son.
On Monday, Rahul had pressed PM Modi to “say something” on claims in the report published by a news portal. “Modiji, …Did you act as a watchman or were you a partner? Please say something,” he had said.