Amit Shah lists Congress's failures, BJP's achievements ahead of Karnataka-elections
BJP President Amit Shah spoke about issues concerning poll-bound Karnataka in an interview to Hindustan Times and said his party will win an absolute majority. Condemning the governance of Congress in the state, Shah said Siddarmaiah failed in many departments, and people are visibly angry. He stated winning Karnataka would mean doors for BJP in the south will be opened.
Law and order in tatters: Shah attacks Congress's governance
Amit Shah said the government failed on many many fronts. "There has been a 173% rise in farmer suicides - the highest in the country. Law and order is in tatters. Anyone can walk into any Bengaluru restaurant, shoot someone, and the police don't even register an FIR," said Shah. Shah alleged no action was taken against the death of 24 RSS, BJP workers.
But isn't Yeddyurappa accused of corruption? Shah has an answer
When Amit Shah was reminded of BJP CM's candidate Yeddyurappa's corruption charges, he said, "There were allegations against Yeddyurappa. He had to leave his position. The BJP took the decision. Which allegation is proven? None." Shah, however, questioned Siddarmaiah's lifestyle. "The CM (Siddaramaiah) is shamelessly wearing a watch which costs Rs. 40 lakh. The Congress does not even ask for an explanation," he said.
According to Amit Shah, there's no anger among Dalits
Dalit-uprising in the recent months gained a lot of coverage. But Amit Shah said there is no discontentment among them. "These controversies are not visible on the ground here. I have extensively interacted with Dalit leaders, NGOs, and students," he added. Negating charges of BJP's involvement in caste-based politics, Shah said, "You should see a voter as a voter, not on basis of religion."
Mani Shankar Aiyar and oppositions uniting: Shah gives his opinion
On May 5, Amit Shah tweeted asking Congress to refrain from using other countries in India's politics. Reiterating the same, Shah said, "Congress fields both Pakistan and Mani Shankar Aiyar, as elections approach, for Muslim consolidation." About 2019 elections, Amit Shah said BJP was eyeing 50% vote share. "If we have 50%, all others can come together and it does not matter," he said.
Amit Shah lists BJP's achievements in the last four years
"We have touched 22 crore families directly - 3.5 crore gas connections have been given; 1 crore households across 19,000 villages have got electricity; 7.5 crore households have got toilets; 29 crore families have bank accounts, 10 crore children have got vaccination," said Amit Shah