Intruders are a national threat, says Shah

Last Updated 14 February 2019, 19:42 IST

Bharatiya Janata Party national president Amit Shah said if Narendra Modi government comes back to power after the Lok Sabha elections, it will ensure that all the insurgents from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and from Gujarat to Assam are thrown out of the country.

Speaking at an intellectuals’ meet organised by BJP on the outskirts of the town here on Thursday, he said the insurgents might be vote bank for a majority of the political parties. But the intruders are a national threat for BJP and are the nation’s resource depleters who have no right to live in India, he claimed.

Shah said, “For the last 70 years, our country has become a safe haven for the intruders. When Assam government identified 40 lakh intruders, the entire Opposition parties stood by their sides as if these intruders were their cousins,” he said and added that they would go ahead with the National Citizenship Rights.

He also claimed that it was for the first time in 70 years that 50 crore poor Indians are feeling the joy of independence as they have been touched by one or the other schemes of the Union government. He gave details about the Jan Dhan, Ayushman Bharat, Mudra and other schemes of NDA government.

He said it might be their (BJP’s) mistake that Karnataka has a chief minister who has the least seats in the Assembly today, while the BJP, which has the highest seats, is sitting in the opposition. “It is shameful that a chief minister says that he is indebted to Congress president for making him chief minister and not to the people of Karnataka,” he said.

Shah also asked Kumaraswamy not to compare himself with Vishakanta (Lord Shiva) as Lord Shiva drank poison for the benefit of world, where as Kumaraswamy is drinking the poison of corruption of both (JD-S and Congress) the parties to stay in power.

He also claimed that in the 14th Finance Modi government has provided Rs 2.12 lakh crore to Karnataka, where as the previous UPA government gave only Rs 88,000 crore. “Yet, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Kumaraswamy ask what has Modi government done for the state.”

Referring to Hassan MLA Preetham Gowda’s comments on JD(S) supremo Deve Gowda and the subsequent attack on the former’s house, he said, “I will pray that Deve Gowdaji lives for 100 years. But the entire country knows that it is a dynastic party and his sons will take charge of the party.”

“After Uri killing, the Indian Army gave a befitting reply to Pakistan’s misadventure,” he said and added that today it is time for the entire country to stand with the soldiers’ family.

(Published 14 February 2019, 17:43 IST)

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