BJP President Amit Shah was taking a jibe at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi with his dynastic politics remark. Image on right courtesy Twitter Photograph: (Reuters)
Taking a jibe at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Tuesday stated that the former is responsible for beginning the process of dissolving the Congress Party and dynasty politics.
Addressing a gathering in Rohtak, Shah said, "Gandhi ji ne kaha tha azadi ke turant baad Congress ko bikhar jana dena chahiye... khair wo Gandhi ne nhi kiya ab koi Gandhi kar rha hai". (Mahatma Gandhi had said that Congress should be disbanded after Independence. While that Gandhi couldn't do it, some other Gandhi is doing it now.)
Hailing the saffron party and their development all over the country, Amit Shah stated that after BJP coming to power the country has moved towards development.
"Wherever the BJP Government has come to power, there has been development in that area. When the Congress Government once ruled, the country's growth rate drastically fell, only after BJP coming to power the growth rate has gone up. The Bharatiya Janata Party has done the task of liberating the country from the politics of dynasty and appeasement. Also a political party which is based on principles can develop the country," Amit Shah added.
On July 30, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had said that Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi was sinking the party because of the affection she has towards her son, Rahul Gandhi.
"Sonia Gandhi is immersed in the affection towards her son, which has drowned the Congress party in the entire country," Vijay Rupani told ANI.
"Today the condition of their party is getting worse as no one wants to accept their rule."
The Gujarat chief minister also accused the Congress of being insensitive and irresponsible by sending 40 MLAs to stay in a five-star hotel in Bengaluru at a time when Gujarat is facing floods.
Last week, the Congress accused the BJP of horse-trading in Gujarat and using "money, muscle and state power" to engineer defections, after six of its legislators resigned from the party to join the BJP.
The party on July 28 flew 44 of its MLAs to Bengaluru to stop more of them from switching over to the BJP.
The three Congress MLAs, Tejashreeben Patel, Balwantsinh Rajput and Prahlad Patel had resigned and joined the BJP.
Following this, three more MLAs, Thasra MLA Ramsinh Parmar, Balasinor MLA Mansinh Chauhan and Vansda MLA Chhana Chaudhary resigned on July 29.