Amit Shah In Uttarakhand: ‘Budget Left Opposition Nervous’, Says BJP Chief

| February 2 , 2019 , 16:16 IST

BJP chief Amit Shah addressed workers during his visit to Dehradun to attend Trishakti Sammelan on Saturday.

He spoke about the Interim Budget which was announced on Friday as well as Rahul Gandhi's reaction to it. He also talked about what the BJP plans to do if it comes to power in the forthcoming general elections.

He said that the Budget has met the expectations of every section of society, including farmers, laborers and the middle class.

 “The Budget has fulfilled what was being expected by the people from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It has met with the expectations of every section of the society,” Shah said.

He also said that since the budget was announced, the light went out of Rahul Gandhi’s face. “Budget ke baad vipaksh ke adhyaksh ke chehre se noor gayab ho hogaya tha [After the Budget was announced, the light on the Opposition leader’s face went out],” Amit Shah said.

Amit Shah lashed out at Rahul Gandhi and asked him to clear his stand on Ayodhya dispute, adding that a grand temple will surely come up at the disputed site in the temple town of Uttar Pradesh.

Amit Shah criticised the Congress and said that for 55 years the party was in power but failed to deliver the One Rank One Pension (OROP). It was the Modi government which delivered its promise, he said. He further mocked the Congress party and reiterated his previous statement that the party’s OROP stands for ‘Only Rahul, only Priyanka’.

Shah also attacked Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav and BSP supremo Mayawati for joining the ranks in Uttar Pradesh. He said that opposition leaders are coming together to fight BJP reflects “how powerful we are”.

“All these gathbandhan (alliance) people say Modi hataao and Modi says gareeb hataao (eradicate poverty). These gadbandhans and their leaders cannot do anything for the country. Neither will they be able to conduct surgical strikes,” he said.

Amit Shah talked about the Kedarnath yatra and promised that within one year when the devotees visit the holy place again, there will be a lot many facilities to make their pilgrimage easier.