“10 enemies will be killed if one Indian jawan is martyred: Amit Shah
SOLAPUR (Maharashtra): Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday targeting former Congress president Rahul Gandhi for not supporting the government on issues of national importance, Shah reiterated that the BJP didn’t believe in vote-bank politics.
“We don’t indulge in politics of vote-bank or appeasement… national interest is our only top priority,” Shah said, referring to the achievements of the government such as the 2016 surgical strikes across the Line of Control after the terror attacks in Uri and the air strikes in Balakot following the Pulwama terror attack earlier this year.
On the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the home Minister pointed out that the Congress and Rahul Gandhi had attacked the decision. They had said ‘it would lead to a bloodbath’. “But today, Kashmir is peaceful,” Amit Shah asserted.
Addressing whirlwind election rallies in Solapur, Sangli and Osmanabad districts in Maharashtra, Amit Shah said amidst roaring applause: “The whole world has realised it now… if one of our jawans is martyred, 10 of theirs will be killed.”
I want Rahul Gandhi and Sharad Pawar to answer to the people of Maharashtra why they were against the removal of Article 370,” Shah said at an election rally in Maharashtra’s Sangli district.
“Under PM Modi’s watch, India’s national security has strengthened and the entire world now knows that “10 enemies will be killed if one Indian jawan (soldier) is martyred,” stressed the Union Home Minister. The polling in Maharashtra is scheduled to take place on October 21 and the counting of votes will take place on October 24.
Urging the people of Maharashtra to return the BJP-led alliance to power with a two-thirds majority, the BJP chief questioned what has the Congress-NCP government ‘done for the state in their 15 years of rule’. Charging the Congress-NCP of fostering ‘dynastic politics’, Shah lauded Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ five-year rule as ‘amazing’. ( With Agency Inputs ).