KARNAL (Haryana): Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday targeted the Congress by describing it as a party of “cut, commission and corruption” and also slammed the opposition INDIA alliance, saying 27 parties have joined hands to serve their own interests.
The BJP, on the other hand, works for the welfare of the people, he said.
Addressing the “Antyodaya Sammelan” programme which was organized by the Haryana government here, Shah congratulated the Manohar Lal Khattar dispensation for carrying out overall development of the state.
He said the BJP Government in Haryana ended corruption, nepotism and improved the law-and-order situation in the last nine years.
Listing various initiatives and schemes of the Narendra Modi government, the Union Minister asked people to vote for the BJP in the next general elections. At the event, Shah, in the presence of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and others, launched five schemes for the ‘Antyodaya’ families.
He slammed Haryana Congress leader Bhupinder Hooda, saying, “I want to ask (Bhupinder) Hooda ji whether the development which took place in the last nine years (under BJP) is visible or if (your) eyes are still shut.”
Shah alleged that the Congress can neither develop Haryana nor the country.
“The Congress is a party of cut, commission and corruption. The party’s hand (election symbol) is not with the people of Haryana,” the Union home minister alleged.
Terming the INDIA bloc a “ghamandiya (arrogant)” alliance, Shah alleged that all the 27 constituents of the opposition bloc are “‘parivarvadis’ (dynasts)”.
“All the 27 outfits are ‘parivarvadis’. Some have to adjust their son, some have to make their son Prime Minister, some have to save their son from agencies while some have to make their son chief minister. Some have to become Madam’s loyalists. Can these people do any good for the people?” Shah said.
He also targeted the Congress over the Ram Temple issue. For decades after Independence, the Congress kept the Ram Temple issue hanging and hindered its construction, Shah alleged.
The Union Home Minister said it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who laid the foundation of the temple. On January 22, the idol of Lord Ram Lalla will be consecrated in the huge temple, he added. (Agencies)