Congress's 'Save the Constitution' campaign is farce: Amit Shah
BJP President Amit Shah today mocked the Congress's "Save the Constitution" campaign, launched by its Chief Rahul Gandhi, as a "farce" and a "saving dynasty" drive. He also said the opposition party's campaign to impeach CJI was also part of a larger conspiracy to "demonize and weaken every institution" that seeks to maintain its identity and does not "kowtow to the dynasty". Here's more.
Everyone knows why SC rejected pleas demanding Loya probe
In an apparent reference to the SC last week rejecting pleas seeking probe into the death of judge BH Loya, Shah said "everyone knows" the reasons for which judiciary has "invited the wrath of Congress the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty", but he would not get into that.
Constitution needs to be saved from Congress's onslaught, says Shah
"Our institutions which are an outcome of our Constitution today needs to be saved from the onslaught of the Congress Party," Shah said in a statement. "Those who do not trust the Army, the judiciary, the Supreme Court, the Election Commission, EVMs, and the RBI are now saying democracy is in danger. India has a vibrant democracy and a vibrant Constitution," Shah said.
Congress chooses words, phrases to show India in bad light
Attacking Gandhi, Shah said they were blinded by their disdain for Modi and were using "choicest of words and phrases to show India in a bad light". Shah said if there's one political party that "trampled over the Constitution in letter and spirit, time and again, it is the Congress party", as he cited the example of then Congress government promulgating Emergency in 1975.
Rahul Gandhi humiliates Bhimrao Ambedkar, says Amit Shah
Shah also recalled dismissal of several opposition-ruled state governments by different Congress dispensations at the Centre in the past, including of Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, and Rajiv Gandhi. He also accused Rahul Gandhi of humiliating Dalit icon Bhimrao Ambedkar with his claim that the Congress party made the Constitution, saying he is "continuing his family legacy" with such insults.
Pandit Nehru personally ensured Ambedkar's defeat twice, says Sambit Patra
Earlier at a press conference, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi in his speech had credited his party and Ambedkar of making the Constitution, which amounted to relegating the stalwart to the back bench. "It is well known how Pandit Nehru personally ensured the defeat of Dr. Ambedkar in not one but two elections", Shah said.
Sonia Gandhi took primary membership of Congress in 1997
"It is also no coincidence that in 1997 Sonia Gandhi took primary membership of Congress, the Third Front government backed by it took away promotional benefits of SC/ST employees," Shah said, adding that it was the Vajpayee-government that amended Constitution to ensure justice for them.Share this timeline