NEW DELHI:A day after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah returned the fire on Friday saying, “Rahul Baba was wearing Italian glasses.”
Mocking the Opposition, Shah termed former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh “Mauni baba” and called AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal “Dhongi” (fake).
The BJP chief, who addressed three rallies here on Friday, mainly went after Kejriwal, calling him “ a manufacturer of lies”.
On Friday, the BJP fielded three-time Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to canvass for the party among the migrant voters in Delhi.
Chouhan appealed to the voters to become part of “Vijay Yatra” of the BJP.
Attacking the Congress at a rally at Uttam Nagar, Shah said, “Recently Rahul said that firing along Indo-Pakistan border still takes place and what is the difference after the BJP came to power?” “Rahul Baba you won’t see the difference as you are wearing Italian glasses, let me tell you what the difference is? Earlier, they used to start firing and they used to end it and now they start firing and we end it. We give them befitting reply now,” Shah said. The BJP chief said that their fight in Delhi is not against the Congress, but the AAP. “We are not bothered about the Congress or Rahul Gandhi,” he said.
Shah alleged that Kejriwal “ran away through the back door after calling Janta darbar”. Shah said, “We put five questions to the AAP every day. Why are they ducking our questions? If they have the guts, they should answer our questions.” He also said that when the protests against corruption started in 2012 under Anna Hazare, Kejriwal was the same man, who had promised to the people of Delhi that he would never join politics or form a political party.
Kejriwal had promised the people of Delhi that his ministers would travel by metro, hold weekly public meetings, make laws for unauthorised colonies and ensure permanent jobs for contract labours, but in vain.
“He did nothing and ran away to fulfil his dream of becoming the PM. Do you want an experienced government or wish to experiment with inexperienced people?,” he asked.
Earlier in the day, Shah along with Chouhan addressed people from Madhya Pradesh living in Delhi at Talkatora stadium.
“PM Modi at the Centre and Kiran Bedi as CM will fulfil the dream of development of the people,” Chuhan said. “One side there is an anarchist, while the other is a corrupt party. In such a situation the solution is to vote for the BJP and help Bedi become Chief Minister of Delhi,” Chouhan said.