HYDERABAD: “Whoever talks of breaking the country into pieces deserve to be behind bars,” declared BJP national president Amit Shah on Sunday. Shah was in Hyderabad to attend the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha’s national convention held in Parade Grounds. As many as 40,000 members of the party’s youth wing heard Shah speak on a number of topics such as national security and the ‘need’ to get Narendra Modi a second term as Prime Minister.
Recalling the arrests of prominent activists in relation to the Bhima Koregaon case in Maharasthra, Shah threw a shade at AICC president Rahul Gandhi for being ‘concerned about their human rights more than national security. “Rahul baba and company were concerned about these urban naxals’ human rights. Gandhi wanted to know whether they ate any food. But I tell you this: We will not allow anybody to talk about breaking the country into pieces. We will throw them behind the bars,” he said.
On ‘infiltrators’, the BJP president said, "If BJP forms the government in 2019, we will throw out each and every infiltrator from the country. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, and Assam to Gujarat, infiltrators, who pose a threat to national security, will be hunted down and thrown out.” Continuing his attack on Congress, and particularly Rahul Gandhi, Shah said, “But Rahul baba is again more concerned about human rights of these infiltrators than about the Nation’s security."
The BJP president recalled the contribution of Congress leader V Sardar Patel in the Nation’s unification. “After Sardar Patel touched down in Hyderabad, the Nizams had to run away from here. Patel liberated Hyderabad from the Razakars, but your Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, due to pressure from the AIMIM, is not willing to celebrate this historic event as Hyderabad Liberation Day.”
Laxman slams KCR
BJP State president K Laxman slammed the TRS government and caretaker CM K Chandrasekhar Rao for not having fulfilled his promise of providing a job to each household. “The time has come for BJP to unfurl its flag in Telangana,” he said.
Amit Shah said the saffron party’s upcoming poll campaign was going be about enabling Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi to govern the country once again. Shah went on to present a report card of sorts on the past four years and on a series of key landmarks, such as the surgical strikes conducted in retaliation to the Uri attacks. “We have tirelessly worked for everyone in the country,” he added.
Shah even served steaming tea to senior party leaders on the dais as a reminder to the crowd that the PM was once a ‘chaiwala’. Shah said there were two ideologies at work in the country. “One, the ideology of development promoted by BJP, which works on the basis of policies. Two, the ideology of opportunism exhibited by some leaders such as Sharad Pawar, Mamata Banerjee and Akhilesh Yadav,” he said. Shah then questioned Gandhi’s credentials.
“I want to know what Rahul Gandhi’s contributions were to develop the country. None of the other leaders in this grand alliance of parties want Rahul Gandhi as their PM candidate” he said. “We don’t want to give an account of BJP’s performance to Gandhi,” he said.