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‘Brother Not Married, So Sister Has Come’, Amit Shah Attacks At Congress

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| February 12 , 2019 , 19:27 IST

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah launched a personal attack on the Gandhi’s as he said that in the Congress party, the prime minister’s seat is reserved “by birth” and questioned if a worker of the party could ever think of occupying the top post.

At a party meeting in Gujarat's Godhra, Shah said,  As the "brother" (Rahul Gandhi) has not married, so now the "sister" (Priyanka Gandhi) has come (in the political arena).

Continuing with the usual BJP spiel of “merit”, Shah claimed that in the saffron party, an ordinary booth worker like him could rise to the rank of party president and a ‘chaiwala’ like Narendra Modi could become the prime minister.

"I was a booth worker of the BJP. I rose to be the party president. The chaiwala has become the prime minister of the country,"Shah said, addressing party workers. "Can any party worker from Congress ever think of becoming the prime minister? In that party that seat is reserved by birth," he was quoted as saying by PTI.

Last month, Priyanka Gandhi was appointed as the AICC general secretary and in-charge of Uttar Pradesh East by Congress president Rahul Gandhi, ahead of the ensuing Lok Sabha polls. This has stirred a fresh topic for Oppositions attacks.

Yogi Adityanath, who thought Priyanka’s addition into politics would not add anything to Congress's prospects in 2019.

Yogi Adityanath said, "This will not lead to anything. Zero plus zero gets you zero. Congress is a big zero, no matter who joins it, nothing will come out of it."

Last week, Smriti Irani also tweaked Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Namdaar (dynasty)" versus "Kaamdaar (hard worker)" distinction.

Smriti Irani said: "Five years ago, in 2014, we all saw Congress president Rahul Gandhi running from pillar to post in Amethi. Now, the Kaamdaar's work is such that Naamdaar (Priyanka Gandhi) had to enter. Rahul Gandhi should not show the country dreams of development when he cannot develop his own constituency".