Badaun, Apr 13 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah said on Saturday that BJP was very serious about the development of Uttar Pradesh, and appealed to people not to fall for parties like Congress, BSP and SP, who were all part of the more than Rs 12 lakh crore scams.
'BJP wants to take the country forward, and the opposition supports the 'tukde tukde' gang. The party in last five years gave more than Rs 10 lakh crore to UP for its development, we would give house to the poor by 2022, pension for the elderly, interest free loans to farmers and other needy. Please vote for BJP for UP and the country's development," he said.
Mr Shah, who was addressing a public meeting here said that Badaun stood out like a sore thumb where hoodlums draw strength from their local member of Parliament (Dharmendra Yadav from SP).
He also lashed out at the culture of hooliganism of the Samajwadi Party (SP), slamming the local MP for encouraging criminals that has led to the complete breakdown of law and order in Baduan.
He claimed that there has been a dramatic improvement in law and order situation across Uttar Pradesh after the Yogi Adityanath government assumed office in 2017, except Badaun where criminals and history sheeters continue to run amok enjoying support from the their local MP.
“It is because people who have been protecting criminals, bad elements got elected as MP from here.” The time for electing a BJP MP from Badaun has come, he said.
“When SP and BSP were in power, there was so much of lawlessness, even police was afraid of them, now bad elements are carrying boards around their necks pleading not to do their encounter,” he said
Mr Shah said that wherever he goes he finds that people seem to have made up their minds to vote for BJP. “I have come here in Badaun after travelling all over the country. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari and from Odisha to Gujarat, I hear the chant of Modi Modi. People have already decided that the next PM will be Modi Ji.”
He took potshots at the opposition and its attempts to stitch together an alliance that had no leader or anchor party, with each partner pulling in different directions, drawn by dynastic ambitions and brazen casteist politics.
“Tell me who will become PM in case they are selected? In our case it is sure that it will be Modi Ji. In their case will they have a PM for each day of the week on one day Mayawati, then Mulayam, and then Stalin and so on. Is this the way they will protect the country and do welfare of the people.”
He asked who among these parties that practice the politics of caste and dynasty can match Prime Minister Narendra Modi capability.
Mr Shah said that Narendra Modi’s massive popularity is visible across the country and people have made up their minds to vote for him.
'Wherever I go in country I only hear the slogan of Modi Modi. People have decided that the next PM will be Modi Ji. In the last five years people have seen the leadership of Modi ji who has brought respect to the country,' he said.
'During Sonia-Manmohan rule terrorists used to enter India at will and even cut heads of our soldiers. After Pulwama strikes Indian Airforce went deep inside Pakistan and killed terrorists and destroyed their bases.'
"Rahul Gandhi and the Opposition are saying that we should have first talked with the terrorists. After the air strike carried by the IAF, there were celebrations everywhere in India, while only at two places there was grief -- one in Pakistan and another in Rahul baba and Bua-Bhatija’s camp. BJP’s policy is clear that whoever crosses India’s boundaries and attacks us with bullets will be responded with cannons", Shah added.
“I say if they want to do ILU ILU with terrorists they can do - BJP’s policy is clear that whoever crosses India’s boundaries and attacks us with bullets will be responded with cannons”, Shah said.
Hitting out at Omar Abdullah for his views that there should be a separate PM for J&K, Shah demanded Congress’ stand on the issue. "Congress has an alliance with NC. We want Congress, SP, BSP to clarify if they agree with Omar Abdullah comments that there should be a PM for Jammu and Kashmir. J&K is an integral part of our country and we will protect it with our lives.”
Mr Shah exhorted the gathering to help the BJP win the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and bring Modi Ji back to power. “Vote BJP to make a clean government focussed on development. After a long time we have got such a dedicated person as PM, who works long hours each day for the development of the nation. Can Rahul baba and the opposition provide such a capable leadership to the country, can they secure the country?”
Enumerating the achievements of the Modi govt, Shah said that the BJP under the leadership of Modiji has been working hard for all sections of the society especially the poor and the distressed. "The BJP did work like providing free cylinders, electricity, Ayushman Bharat scheme, houses for 2.5 crore poor, Mudra Bank Loans for the youth, toilets etc. What did the Congress do in their long years of their rule?”