Shah also spoke at length about welfare initiatives of the Modi government and said the general election is also about the development of 50 crore poor people.
A Kerala professor resigned in protest against the administration's order asking all departments to prepare "a shelf of projects" in line with "national priorities" for PhD scholars.
In a surprise move, the Congress leadership in the state has urged AICC chief Rahul Gandhi to contest from Wayanad in the coming Lok Sabha polls.
If Rahul contests from Wayanad, it would be a real surgical strike from the Congress camp and could well be a game changer for the Opposition front in this Lok Sabha polls.
The CPI will not withdraw its candidate from Wayanad even if Rahul Gandhi contests from there.
We don't see or hear the young and the bright in Congress. We hear about the old and the tested only in their unending battles for prominence, writes TJS George.
In times of pre-election camp switches, the Congress had a close shave with Jitin Prasada.
Ravi Shankar Prasad also alleged that Gandhi and his sister had a 4.69-acre farmhouse in Delhi that was rented out to a firm, Financial Technologies Limited, that had been issued show-cause notice.
The Congress chief also accused both PM Modi and Mamata Banerjee of running their governments without consulting anyone, while ignoring people's voice.
The BJP chief also said the opposition party is known for its vote bank and appeasement politics during elections, but Gandhi should answer whether it is above national interest.
Gandhi said Modi treated and addressed Anil Ambani, Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and others like them as 'bhai' while "he calls common people like you as only mitron (friends)".
In a surprise move, the party's Kerala unit had urged Gandhi to contest from Wayanad in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
KPCC member alleges that none of the top authorities have so far checked or kept accounts of donations and funds which the Congress has been receiving.
Rahul Gandhi confidant Sam Pitroda questions death toll in Balakot air strike, bats for dialogue with Pakistan
'I am a Gandhian, I believe in more dialogues personally. I think we should have a dialogue with everybody. Why just Pakistan? We are having dialogue with the whole world,' added Pitroda.
Today, the official announcement about seat-sharing in the Bihar Grand alliance is expected.