In a strong attack on Congress and its leadership, BJP president Amit Shah today alleged that corruption to the tune of Rs 12 lakh crore took place when it was in power, and asserted the BJP-led NDA government has given a graft-free government to the country.
“I was watching on TV. Madam Soniaji was asking us what did you give to the country in two years. Soniaji, listen, if you can. I am going to give an account of two years in this public meeting in Telangana. But, I want to ask. your family ruled the country for 60 years. What did you give to the country in 60 years? You first give an account of that to the people of the country,” he said.
Amit Shah was addressing a public meeting in this town in Nalgonda district of Telangana as part of ‘Vikas Parv’ being observed by the BJP on the occasion of the NDA government completing two years in office.
Hitting out at the Congress, he said there was no sector, wherein corruption did not take place during the UPA regime.
There was corruption to the tune of Rs 12 lakh crore during Congress’ rule. Corruption took place in space, beneath earth, skies and on the earth during the Congress rule, he said referring to the 2G scam and alleged graft in Commonwealth Games, VVIP chopper deal and in auction of coal blocks.
In a scathing attack on Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, he referred to Gandhi’s reported comments that what has changed on the borders with Pakistan as firing continues to take place even now.
“Rahul baba was speaking somewhere that firing used to happen earlier and takes place even now and what changed in Modi’s rule. Rahul baba, you cannot see the difference. You have Italian spectacles on your eyes,” he said.
Shah went on to say that Pakistan used to start and end the firing earlier, but it has changed now as it is the Indian Army that ends the firing.
“NDA, first of all, gave a corruption-free government to the country in the two years it has assumed office in 2014,” Shah said.
BJP also gave such a Prime Minister to the country who speaks, he said.
Referring to Congress leader Kamal Nath’s criticism on Modi’s foreign visits, the BJP chief said Modi made less visits abroad compared to (Manmohan) Singh.
Nobody came to know when “mauni baba”, Singh visited foreign countries, he said.
“Singh used to read a two-page speech and that too got bungled up sometimes. In contrast, Modi is given a grand welcome wherever he visited and the latest is the Prime Minister’s address to US Congress,” he said.