On the occasion of Bharatiya Janata Party's 38th foundation day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday interacted with district BJP Presidents of all districts across the country, in a special programme.
Later, addressing a press conference, Shah said, "What I meant was political parties having no ideological similarities are coming together out of fear of Modi". Only a 'vatvriksha (banyan tree) survives and snakes, mongoose, dogs, cats and other animals climb out to save themselves from the rising waters.
The BSP supremo was reacting to Shah's attack on the "so-called" opposition unity stating that PM Modi had spooked "cats, dogs, snakes and mongoose to unite" at a rally.
Senior Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma said the remarks were "shameful" and reflected Shah's mindset. Rahul Baba says SC & ST Prevention of Atrocities Act has been demolished. The Modi government knew that if discussions were held, then its "anti-poor, anti-farmers, pro-capitalists policies, corruption and bank scams to the fore and would have put it in the dock in the election year", she said.
The BJP president was referring to the two seats the BJP lost in the recent Uttar Pradesh bypolls.
"When we lost the two Lok Sabha seats, Rahul Baba distributed candies". Although Harshal Mantri, the Yuva Morcha secretary, said that the rally was held in the last lane, and that party workers helped motorists, several commuters were seen leaving their cabs and walking.
"During Congress rule, Pakistani terrorist would often kill our people and even beheaded our soldiers, but the government could do nothing". In 10 days, Modi made a decision to send our jawans into Pakistan for a surgical strike. Assuring the cadres and the people the BJP led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government will never scrap the reservation quota. "But we should not blame the Railways as special trains are run for a specific goal and they are operated in a certain manner so that the schedules of regular trains are not hit or compromised", said Gupta, a former member of the National Railway Users Consultative Committee.
On the Parliament session being washed out, Shah said, "We were ready to address all issues in the Parliament. We are not afraid of debate because we have nothing to hide", said Shah challenging Azad. From Maharashtra to Haryana from Jharkhand to Manipur, Assam and Uttarakhand, BJP is everywhere. But it is still not our golden period.
He appealed to the party workers to continue their zeal for all-round development of the state, and urged the karyakartas to reach the un-reached and share information about all the schemes of the BJP government.