Raipur: Bhartiya Janata Party national president Amit Shah on Monday slammed the Opposition for protesting against demonetisation as he reiterated the party's stand that there will be “no roll-back”, and that the “fight against the black money will continue”.
Addressing the party workers' meet at science college ground in Raipur, Shah said that “ the BJP believes in politics of performance that ensures repeat mandate for the party in various States”, as he challenged the Opposition that howsoever strong agitation it might launch, his party's position on demonetisation will not change.
“During the Congress regime of 60 years, the nation suffered from paralysis of black money. And without demonitisation it can't be cured. Modiji understands the discomfort of standing in the queue but like any major surgical treatment the pain is bound to be there”, Shah opined.
The party president tried to impress upon the cadres about the decision of demonetisation remaining in the nation’s interest. “The unaccounted wealth recovered following demonetisation or the capital regained through stringent penalty imposed on unaccounted money would be utilised for the welfare of poor, tribals, dalits, backwards, farmers, women and further development of the country”.
Taking a jibe at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi seeking to know the achievements of the NDA government led by Modi, Shah said that first and foremost his party has given the nation a Prime Minister who speaks.
“During our two-and-a-half year rule, there is no allegation of fraud and any graft charges. But the nation witnessed the corruption to the tune of 12 lakh crore during the Congress regime. Our party has launched 92 welfare schemes and the fight against black money. Rahul baba has to replace his Italian eyeglasses with Indian spectacles to see all these,” Shah stated.
The BJP leader praised the accomplishments of Raman Singh government. “From the backward Bimaru status, the Chhattisgarh state now is ranked among the most progressive State of the country under the leadership of Raman Singh,” Shah affirmed.
He exhorted the party workers to connect with each person with the BJP and carry the messages and achievements of PM Modi and CM Raman Singh among the masses to ensure the party returns to power in Chhattisgarh for the fourth consecutive term in 2018.