Amit Shah takes a dig at Sonia Gandhi, says BJP will fulfil promises
BJP on Thursday took on Congress president Sonia Gandhi over her comment that the saffron party came to power by making false promises.
Hyderabad: BJP on Thursday took on Congress president Sonia Gandhi over her comment that the saffron party came to power by making false promises.
Addressing party workers here today, BJP president Amit Shah said the Narendra Modi government would fulfil all its poll promises before seeking another mandate.
"Yesterday, I saw Sonia Gandhi`s speech. The Congress president said that some people came to power by making false promises. I would like to tell the Congress president that it has not been even 90 days since we came to power. All our promises will be fulfilled. You don`t worry," he said.
The NDA government would fulfil its election manifesto before going to the elections next time, Shah said. "But I would like to ask you (Congress president). You came to power saying that prices will be controlled within 100 days. Your were in power for ten years. What happened to the issues of controlling prices," Shah asked.
Congress should stop giving advise to others and instead look within, Shah said, adding that that it would face the wrath of people if it failed to do so. The Congress rule was marked by bad governance and corruption, he alleged.
The Modi government had taken many concrete pro-development steps in its first few days, the BJP chief claimed.
"Soniaji, don`t give us advice. Give advice to the few of your colleagues who are left, the state governments (run by Congress) which are in power, that they should work for the people and and not for their own welfare. Otherwise, people would dethrone you from there too," the BJP president said.
Referring to the Modi government`s decision to call off the talks with Pakistan, Shah said this had sent out a message that there cannot be any compromise on national security and self-respect.
"When the information came at 2`o clock that Pakistan`s High Commissioner is starting talks with separatists, there was neither a meeting of cabinet nor any discussion with secretaries. Modiji said it is a question of country`s unity and respect, there cannot be any compromise on this. If Pakistan wants to talk to separatists, then India will not talk to Pakistan through foreign secretaries," he said.
"We are big and we don`t want to make others fear us. But we will not live in fear. We will not let anyone play with our respect and security of the nation," he said.
Whether it is WTO issue or initiating new systems in the country, the Modi government had made a roadmap for the next five years in the first 90 days, Shah said.
The BJP workers in Telangana should take a vow that party would win state elections in 2019 and coming Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation polls, he said. The states in south and east should emerge as strongholds of BJP, he said.