Amit Shah slams Rahul Gandhi, Congress govt in Himachal Pradesh, says it's not capable of development

The Congress government in Himachal Pradesh is neither competent nor capable of ensuring development and the party should be wiped out from the state, BJP president Amit Shah said on Tuesday while addressing a series of election rallies.

File image of Amit Shah. AFP

File image of Amit Shah. AFP

He said Himachal Pradesh has become a land of mafias and criminals under the Congress rule.

The BJP president claimed that Himachal Pradesh was close to Narendra Modi's heart, after the prime minister sanctioned
financial assistance and enhanced the grant-in-aid to Rs 71,000 crore under the 14th Finance Commission, which was the highest in the country.

Addressing an election meeting at Pachhad in Sirmaur district, Shah accused the Congress of raking up non-issues ahead of the 9 November Assembly elections.

Criticising Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for questioning Modi on development, Shah said, "Forget what the BJP did in the last three years, we will give every account of our development programmes in 2019, but Rahul baba should tell that what his three generations and his party did for the country in the past 70 years."

Earlier, flagging off a run for unity to mark the 142nd birth anniversary of India's first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Shah had accused the Nehru-Gandhi family of "undermining" his legacy and contribution.

Patel united over 400 states with the Union of India without any bloodshed and but the Kashmir issue remained unresolved as it was with then prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Shah said, adding that "but for Patel, there would have been many Pakistans".

Updated Date: Nov 01, 2017 09:52 AM

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