Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah slammed the Congress over disruptions in Parliament.
He asked the opposition party to desist from using Parliament as a platform to settle ‘political scores’ instead of a forum to discuss issues related to the development of the country.
Addressing a huge public meeting organised by the Andhra Pradesh BJP unit, Shah said, “If you want to play politics, choose a state (for electoral fight). BJP is ready to pick up the challenge.”
He further said:
“Is Parliament for debates or slogan-shouting? Is it for development or to settle political scores. If you have to settle political scores, jump into the electoral battlefield. BJP workers don’t fear anyone. Do do haath kar lenge (lets fight).”
Taking a dig at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for calling the sloganeering in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) as freedom of speech, Shah asked the crowd could slogans like ‘Bharat tere tukde honge…Bharat teri barbaadi tak jung jaari rahegi…’ could be called freedom of speech.
He said, “Is it freedom of speech or anti-national?”
Talking about the achievements of the NDA government, Shah said that government has been successful to secure the borders of the country.
“Today, no one can dare to behead our soldiers (on the borders) and carry them away. They know it is Narendra Modi government…NDA government…that is ruling India.”
Shah further blamed the opposition for ‘misinforming’ the people about the various government measures taken in the last one and half year and highlighted the various initiatives of the Modi-government for development of Andhra Pradesh.
Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu, AP state unit BJP president and MP Kambhampati Hari Babu, former Union minister Daggubati Purandeswari were also present at the event.