Launching BJP's campaign in Maharashtra's Sangli on Thursday, ahead of the upcoming assembly polls, Home Minister and BJP president Amit Shah appealed to the citizens to end dynasty based politics. Addressing a public meeting, home minister Amit Shah slammed former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and NCP chief Sharad Pawar. Hitting out at Rahul Gandhi for his stance on Article 370, he said that Pakistan and Congress party speaks on the same lines over the abrogation of Article 370. He also slammed NCP chief Pawar over his remark on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's developmental works.
Speaking at the poll rally in Sangli, Home Minister Shah said that Pakistan and Congress party speaks on the same lines when it comes to national security issues. "Pakistan asks for Balakot proof, Rahul asks the same. Pakistan denied the Balakot strike, Rahul too opposed it. PM Modi abrogated Article 370 but pakistan opposed it. Rahul too opposed it. Why do they have the same opinions on each and every topic? He stated that the alliance of Congress and NCP should make their stand clear to the public on the abrogation of Article 370.
As the Home Minister spoke before the assembly polls in the state, he slammed the NCP and the Congress party for its dynasty politics. Applauding the leadership of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, the Home Minister said: “The union government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has worked for security and development of the country while Fadnavis government ensured development in the state. It is the double engine of PM Modi and Fadnavis that has led to development in the state." He then added that Congress and NCP has given tickets to their family member and claimed that they have not bothered about people of the state. “Congress was in power in the country for 55 years, Congress and NCP together ruled Maharashtra for 15 years but they only promoted their family members and corruption. It is because of PM Modi that Maharashtra has Devendra Fadnavis as chief minister and there is political stability in the state," he said.
Assembly polls in the state of Maharashtra are scheduled on October 21 and the results of the polls will be announced on October 24. While the BJP and the Shiv Sena are contesting the elections together with the former on 150 seats and the latter on 124 seats. The NCP and the Congress are also contesting in an alliance with equal seat-sharing deal between the parties. While the NCP-Congress duo faced massive Lok Sabha poll debacle, internal tussle in the BJP-Sena alliance has been reported. With such a political situation in the state, the upcoming assembly election will be a test for both the alliances.