Maoists will be ousted in 3 yrs, SC/ST quota to stay, says Shah

Maoists will be ousted in 3 yrs, SC/ST quota to stay, says Shah

As long as BJP remains in politics, we will not allow the reservations for dalits, tribals or backward classes to end says Amit Shah.

RAIPUR: Union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that the menace of Maoists in Chhattisgarh will get eliminated in the next three years if the BJP is voted to power led by PM Narendra Modi.

Addressing a poll rally at Khairagarh in Rajnandgaon Lok Sabha constituency, Shah accused the Congress of spreading lies that Modi will abolish the Constitution and the reservations policy will be terminated. Rajnandgaon is cited as the BJP’s citadel where the former CM Bhupesh Baghel is pitted against the saffron party’s sitting Lok Sabha member Santosh Pandey.

“As long as BJP remains in politics, we will not allow the reservations for dalits, tribals or backward classes to end. Today is the birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar. We cannot forget his work towards upliftment of dalits, backwards, tribals and poor. But the Congress continues to spread canards. After losing Assembly polls for Congress, Baghel is yet again in the fray. The people should now defeat him with a bigger margin”, Shah said.

During his speech, he congratulated the chief minister Vishnu Deo Sai and the state home minister Vijay Sharma for eliminating over 53 Maoists besides 150 cadres arrested and more than 250 surrendered during a short span after the fight against the left-wing extremists intensified. “The campaign against the Maoists had weakened under the Bhupesh Baghel government”, he added. Chhattisgarh remains the worst Maoist-hit state.

Shah said that the nation has never witnessed any scam committed in the name of a God (Mahadev). “Baghel didn’t spare the name of Mahadev (in reference to Mahadev online betting app probed by agencies) and a scam of Rs 508 crore committed under his tenure. In Chhattisgarh there have been several scams in coal levy, public service commission, liquor, district mineral funds, ration, Gauthan, sand among others. With so many scams committed during his regime, Baghel has now come to Rajnandgaon to contest polls”, he stated.

Citing the achievements of the Modi government on Article 370, Ayodhya Ram temple, against terrorism, Shah claimed the country now has been secured and strengthened. Shah also talked about the BJP manifesto highlighting uniform civil code, one nation one election, all elderly to get medical benefits as he exhorted the people to vote for his party.

‘Will implement UCC under Modi’

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said the BJP will never allow reservations to end and nor will it let Congress do so. Speaking on the BJP’s manifesto released earlier in the day, he said when Narendra Modi becomes PM for the third time, UCC will be implemented and ‘One Nation One Election’ will be introduced. Shah asked people to give Modi a third term as prime minister to eliminate Naxalism can be eliminated.

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