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Opposition has not been able to level corruption charges against Modi govt: Amit Shah


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Varanasi: BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday attacked Rahul Gandhi after the Congress Vice President questioned the NDA government's achievements, saying it was no mean feat that even the opposition has been unable to level any corruption charges against it.

"I want to tell you, Rahul Baba, what has the (Narendra) Modi government achieved in the last two years. It has not engaged in even a single instance of corruption like your previous government which carried out corruption everywhere," he said.

"The Congress government indulged in the 2G scam, AgustaWestland Helicopter scam, scam in purchasing Air India planes, CWG and Adarsh society scam, besides a scam in purchasing submarines and coal scam...From land to sky, they were only involved in corruption and scams," Shah said addressing to the Jan Swabhiman rally.

"I want to tell you (Rahul) that in these two years, even the opposition has been unable to level any corruption charges against our government. This is our achievement," he said responding to Rahul's remark at a press conference where he wondered what has the Modi government done in its last two years.

A file photo of Amit Shah. PTI

A file photo of Amit Shah. PTI

Shah also said while Pakistan beheaded Indian soldiers under the Congress government, India is now giving a befitting reply.

"Under your government, Pakistan was beheading our soldiers and taking their heads to their country, but now this has stopped. If a firing starts from the Pakistani side, it is India which fires the last bullet bringing an end to the exchange of fire," Shah said.

He accused the SP government of not properly implementing the central welfare schemes in the state and said "If UP wants better development, it must help NDA form government in the state too."

He hailed schemes such as 'Stand Up India', Startup India and Skill India launched by the Prime Minister "to empower our youths". Praising the Jan Dhan Yojana, Shah said the recent Mudra scheme has benefited small businessmen in the country.

He said the SP and BSP governments were responsible for poverty and unemployment in the state and the youth were forced to migrate to other states for employment.

"We want to develop UP and generate employment here so that people may not have to go anywhere else in search of job but this can only be achieved when our government is formed in UP," he said. Uttar Pradesh will become the best state after NDA comes into power, he added.

Shah said in order to curb corruption, the NDA government has done away with interview for in class 3 and 4 central government jobs.

Alleging that one could land government jobs in Uttar Pradesh only after paying bribe, Shah accused the SP dispensation of indulging in corruption. Shah also targeted BSP chief Mayawati, saying her partymen were leaving and she would be left alone as the 2017 assembly polls near.

He said only BJP can defeat SP and the people of the state need to lend their full support to NDA to form the next government.

First Published On : Jul 2, 2016 20:13 IST

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