SAWAI MADHOPUR: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Monday mocked Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for repeatedly taking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's name in his speeches. Shah claimed that Rahul takes Modi's name more than the people in BJP.
"Rahul Gandhi is taking the name of Modi ji more than we in BJP take, we don't understand if he is campaigning for Congress or for the BJP," Shah said.
The BJP chief also attacked Rahul for not declaring the chief ministerial candidate in Rajasthan. He claimed that the Congress "does not have a leader, policy or principles". "I have been repeatedly asking Rahul Gandhi to name the leader of his party...But he doesn't say anything," Shah said.
Comparing the BJP to the Congress, he said that the former is a party of patriots. "On one hand there is a group of patriots under the leadership of Narendra Modi and on the other hand there is a group which doesn't have a leader, policy, and principles," he said attacking the Congress.
Shah said that the BJP was like "Angad's foot" in Rajasthan which nobody can dislodge. According to the Ramayana, Angad was a monkey prince who planted his foot in demon king Ravana's fortress Lanka. No one, including Ravana, was able to move his foot.
He accused the Congress of playing with the security of the country for vote bank politics. "People in the Congress see politics in surgical strikes and they stand in support of intruders in the country," he claimed adding that the BJP-led government has worked to make the country secure.