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Rubbishing Rumours of 'Poaching MLAs' Amit Shah Asks Why Lock MLAs in a Congress-Ruled State

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| July 31 , 2017 , 12:47 IST

BJP national president Amit Shah on Monday rejected Congress' allegations that its Gujarat MLAs were being 'poached' by the BJP and questioned why 44 of the Gujarat Congress MLAs were 'locked' in a resort in Karnataka.

Addressing a press conference in Lucknow, Shah raised the issue of why the MLAs were being enclosed in resort ahead of the August 8 Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat.

“Why is the Congress keeping them locked in Bengaluru where they have their own government? Why are they not free to move?” Shah questioned.

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After a mass exodus of several of its Gujarat MLAs, the Congress moved 44 of its Gujarat MLAs to a resort near Bengaluru claiming that it was 'guarding' them from being 'poached' by the BJP ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections.

Later on, Congress spokesperson Shaktisinh Gohil claimed that the Gujarat MLAs 'feared for their life' and that was the reason why they moved to the resort.

Taking a dig at the Congress, Amit Shah alleged that earlier there used to be news of scams every month under the UPA government, but the NDA has delivered a scam-free stable government.

"There is not a single case of corruption Modi government in three years, even our opponents failed to find any single charge of corruption against us. We have given a stable government. However, in UPA rule every minister believed themselves to be the Prime Minister of India. No one considered Manmohan Singh as PM," Shah took a dig at Congress.

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Confident of victory in 2019 general elections, the BJP chief said, "We will win 2019 general election even with the bigger mandate because of development, good governance."

Speaking on the recent developments in Bihar, Shah said, “Nitish Kumar resigned as he did not wish to be part of a corrupt government. There is no question of political corruption. Nitish Kumar broke the alliance with the RJD because of corruption issues.”

Currently, on a three-day visit to Lucknow, Shah praised the Modi government over the surgical strike, demonetisation and GST Bill, highlighting that in the past three years, the BJP government has done a lot for the welfare of the nation.