BJP president Amit Shah, addressing an election rally in Patel Nagar constituency for Krishna Tirath, asked the electorate to give full-majority to the saffron party.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday tore through the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), accusing its chief Arvind Kejriwal of not fulfilling any of the promises made to the people and asked the electorate to not fritter away their votes on a party that has “no policy”.
BJP president Amit Shah, addressing an election rally in Patel Nagar constituency for party candidate Krishna Tirath, asked the electorate to give full-majority to the saffron party.
“This Aam Aadmi Party is the most peculiar party in the world, they never do what they say. Kejriwal has not fulfilled any of the promises made…During the Lok Sabha elections, he had told people of Varanasi that even if did not win, he would serve people there.
“Eight months have passed since the general elections, he did not even once showed up in Kashi, and people of Varanasi are now looking for him here,” Shah alleged.
“Kejriwal in his 49-day government was exposed after partnering with Congress to form the government post 2013 elections. He resigned to become Prime Minister,” the BJP leader said.
“He had promised to run the government for 5 years, did he keep the promise? He promised action on Sheila Dikshit in connection with the CWG scam, did he take any? He promised to have Lok Darbar, but he had to climb the roof in his first only,” Shah claimed.
“This party has no policy, no grip on foreign policy or economic policy, how to control inflation…instead they create unrest,” he alleged.
The BJP leader said, “Don’t therefore waste your votes on a party that had more than 350 of its candidates lose deposit in the Lok Sabha elections.”
Shah also took on Congress, saying, “In 10 years of UPA government and 15 years of Sheila Dikshit government, did they do anything on what they had promised…we only authorised the unauthorised colonies and now we will provide all facilities also.”
He also mocked Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and said, “He can’t see such things happening in front of him as he is wearing his Italian pair of glasses.”
Attacking the AAP leader further, Shah said, “Kejriwal earlier used to come in a blue WagonR. Now he has changed to SUV. Tomorrow, he may arrive in an aeroplane and park his plane right in front of his bungalow.”
Taking on Congress over the black money issue, he said, “Congress keeps asking us what action we have taken against blackmoney. They have no right to ask such questions.”
“The creation and collection of black money happened during Congress regime. And now we have formed an SIT to probe the illegal money stashed abroad,” he said.
On Rahul Gandhi’s query as to why attacks from Pakistan were not stopping after Lok Sabha polls, Shah said, “Before Modi government, firing used to begin and end from Pakistani side.
Now, it begins from Pakistani side but ends from the Indian side, as we give them a befitting reply.”
Asserting that the BJP had “fulfilled all its promises” made before the polls, from inflation to fuel price control, he said Prime Minister Jan Dhan Yojana was now reaching out to the poorest, which parties earlier hadn’t.
“In eight months, since the government formation at the Centre, more than 3,500 foreign companies have expressed interest in investing in the country as part of ‘Make in India’,” he said.
New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi and Union Minister J P Nadda and area candidate Tirath also addressed the rally.
Defending herself on being among the list of MPs from Delhi who were not using their funds under the MPLAD scheme, Lekhi said, “It was due to municipal officials, appointed by the previous Congress government, who were not letting her do so, even though she had planned of 2 medical vans for her constituency.”
Shah later addressed a rally in Janakpuri.