Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019 Updates: Addressing a rally in Aheri of Naxal hotbed Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Friday said that the Modi government has broken the back of Naxals. Amit Shah said Naxals were opposed to development, however, the Modi government has curbed the menace in the last five years.
Raking up the issue of abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, Amit Shah alleged that the Congress, NCP hesitated in removing the special status due to vote back politics. He also accused the Congress of doing nothing for the tribals in decades of their rule.
“Your four generations ruled nation for 70 years, what you did for adivasis?” Shah asked attacking former Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
On the penultimate day of the Maharashtra Assembly election campaigning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Mumbai where he will hold a public meeting in a bid to seek public support for the BJP and Shiv Sena candidates.
On Thursday, PM Modi slammed Opposition leaders for opposing abrogation of Article 370 and rubbished their claim that the decision by the BJP-led government has “destroyed” Kashmir during rallies at Pune, Satara and Parli. He said that despite a lot of talk in the last 70 years, it was only his government which dared abrogate Article 370. Meanwhile, the BJP has claimed that it fulfilled over 96% of the promises made in its 2014 assembly elections manifesto. Releasing a report by the Public Policy Research Centre (PPRC), which analyses implementation of the BJP’s 2014 assembly elections manifesto, days before the polling in the state, vice-president Vinay Sahasrabuddhe said the Devendra Fadnavis-led government gave the state stability which created an environment for unleashing the economic transformation.