At BJP's executive meet, Amit Shah takes potshots at Rahul Gandhi for defending dynasty politics

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Sep 25, 2017, 07.44 AM(IST)

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Amit Shah said the BJP believes in the politics of performance while Congress follows 'politics of appeasement and dynasty'

In his inaugural address to the BJP Executive Meeting,  BJP President Amit Shah slammed Congress president Rahul Gandhi over his remarks on dynastic politics. 

He said that the BJP believes in the politics of performance while Congress follows "politics of appeasement and dynasty".

During a speech at the University of California at Berkeley Rahul Gandhi defended dynastic politics. He said “Dynastic politics is a problem in all political parties. Akhilesh Yadav, Stalin and even actor Abhishek Bachchan are dynasts... So don’t go just after me.” 

Citing the examples of the current president, vice president and prime minister, the BJP chief said that they have reached to their position due of their work. 

Amit Shah also claimed that the economy is flourishing well under the present government than compared to how it was under the UPA government. He presented figures to substantiate his claims. 

The party president also appreciated the government's response to the handling of Naxalism and terrorism. He said more terrorists were killed during the last three years than any other spell of three years. 

He attacked the TMC government in West Bengal and the Left in Kerala for the alleged political violence on BJP workers. 

The event was followed by Union Minister Piyush Goyal's address in which he said his party was relentlessly working in the interest of the people. 

Referring to the latest verbal attacks by Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Goyal said that Gandhi has been undermining the country for which he has received a befitting reply from the Amit Shah. He said he was confident that BJP will register a "historic win" in the upcoming Gujarat polls. 

He added that the party leader Amit Shah will hold a padyatra (journey by road)  in Kerala from October 3-17, to connect with the people.

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The two-day BJP National Executive meet in New Delhi, which will conclude today after PM Modi's address, is being attended by an estimated 2000 party leaders including 1400 Members of Legislative Assembly, 337 Members of Parliament, and all Members of Legislative Council.

The meet will trace the political and economic development of the government. 

It coincides with the 100th birth centenary of independence leader Deen Dayal Upadhyaya.