Ensure BJP rules for 25 years, will make Bharat Mata a Vishwa Guru: Amit Shah

BJP chief Amit Shah attacked Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi over ‘anti-national’ slogans. He praised PM Narendra Modi who wears a tilak.

Written by Ashutosh Bhardwaj | Vrindavan | Updated: March 6, 2016 9:04 am
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Signalling his party’s increasingly hardening stand on nationalism and Hindutva in the wake of the JNU row, BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday said “attempts are being made to term anti-national slogans as freedom of speech”.

He said “if we have to elevate Bharat Mata to the status of Vishwa Guru… it is important that the country has a BJP government for 25 years.”

Addressing the national convention of the party youth wing, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), in Vrindavan, Shah praised Narendra Modi, saying even after becoming the Prime Minister “he proudly applies tilak and takes a dip in the Ganga”.

“This is the PM of the BJP who unhesitatingly visits Pashupatinath (temple in Kathmandu).”

He attacked Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for supporting “anti-national” slogans in JNU and asked Congress chief Sonia Gandhi to clarify her stand on the issue.

“Is desh mein ek ajeeb prakaar ka mahaul ban gaya hai. Desh mein ek ajeeb prakaar ki bahas chhidi hai. Attempts are being made to term anti-national slogans as freedom of speech. In some university in the capital of this country, slogans like ‘Bharat tere tukde honge, Insha’Allah, Insha’Allah, Afzal hum sharminda hain, tere katil zinda hain, Bharat teri barbadi tak jang jaari rahegi’ are raised,” he said.

“The Congress party must feel ashamed. The vice president of the Congress party goes there and says: Inko sunna chahiye, inko bolne dena chahiye. They have freedom of expression,” Shah said, and asked the crowd: “Is it freedom of expression? If such slogans constitute freedom of expression, then what is sedition? Rahul Gandhiji, you do not know that the youth of this country is ready to sacrifice his life for one inch of land of this country.”

“It’s a matter of shame that so many years after Independence, we still have to explain what is patriotism and what is sedition. If the Congress vice president considers these slogans as freedom of expression, then the Congress president must clarify whether she agrees with it or not,” he said, urging BJYM members to engage Congressmen across the country and ask them what such slogans mean.

Underlining his party’s Hindutva credentials, he said the BJP follows the ideology of the Jan Sangh: “This ideology has emerged from the soil of this country, which takes inspiration from the culture of this country, which considers eminent personalities of this country as ideals.”

He counted the “movement for the liberation of the Ram Janmabhoomi”, “movement against Emergency”, “liberation of Hyderabad and Goa” as the achievements of the BJP and Jan Sangh.

He urged cadres to ensure the party remains in power for 25 years: “The BJP government can curb inflation in five years, can secure borders, achieve maximum growth in the world, can record maximum agriculture growth, can eradicate poverty, but if we have to elevate Bharat Mata to the status of Vishwa Guru, elevate to the highest status in the world, then a government of five years will not do. It is important that the country has a BJP government for 25 years.”

Critical of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Shah addressed him as “Mauni Baba”.

He said before the BJP came to power, “there was a government that ran for ten years. We had to wait for months to hear anything from the Prime Minister of that government. No one considered the Prime Minister as the Prime Minister. It never seemed clear from where the government was run.”

On Congress mocking Modi for his frequent trips abroad, Shah said: “Check the figures. Narendrabhai has made fewer foreign visits than Manmohan Singhji. But some people would find this (figure) higher because when Manmohan Singhji visited abroad, no one would come to know. Kisi ko malum nahin padta tha kab gaye, kab wapas aa gaye.”

“When Mauni Baba visited foreign lands, he would carry typed papers in English. He would return after reading the typed speech. Sometimes, the papers got exchanged. Thailand ka Malaysia mein padh dete thhe, Malaysia ka Thailand mein (He would read the speech meant for Thailand in Malaysia and that of Malaysia in Thailand).”

But “when Narendrabhai delivers his address to the General Assembly of the United Nations in the national language of this country, the chest of the youth of the country swells with pride,” he said.

Claiming that the Modi government has brought “magical transformation” in the country, he said “even so many years after Independence, development had not reached the poor and villages. The BJP government has taken up that task now.”

Claiming that “the biggest thing this government has done is to secure the boundaries of the country”, Shah said: “No one can today dare to behead our soldier because this is the government of Narendra Modi.”

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    Sri
    Mar 5, 2016 at 7:07 pm
    A loud and clear message from Amit Shaw. Hope the Congress and the media will stop interfering in the functioning of the parliament and India and start behaving more responsibly.
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      Aap
      Mar 6, 2016 at 2:01 pm
      Slip of tongue, he meant 25 months.
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        bonku
        Mar 6, 2016 at 1:51 am
        Only 25 years!!!!! Good luck...
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          cherans
          Mar 6, 2016 at 8:23 am
          Bunch of Jokers Party (BJP) is fast into setting to dark soon.....has no clue how except cutting the pockets of those who voted to help business men.
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            Chander Pal
            Mar 6, 2016 at 11:15 pm
            These supporters of 'enemy within' with the help of leftists need to be exposed. Jnu has become an Adda for the Naxalites.
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              Pure.b
              Mar 6, 2016 at 2:37 am
              Amit Shahji later corrected it as "Ensure BJP RULE FOR ANOTHER 2.5 YEARS(TWO AND A HALF YEARS ONLY) AT LEAST, WE WILL MAKE BARAT MATA TOO A VICTIM OF RAPE. ". Sorry for the TYPO guys and gals.
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                Pure.b
                Mar 6, 2016 at 2:40 am
                I am a brahmin. But if I see a Muslim in road, I would rather kill myself because I know I am a billion times poisonous than any snake in the world.
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                  Pure.b
                  Mar 6, 2016 at 2:46 am
                  I think Chanakyans are beaten red in their own backyard by the likes of KANHAIYA Kumar, Kejriwal, etc. After 3000 years of fooling around that they are intelligent their brothers Israelites.
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                    Chetan
                    Mar 6, 2016 at 5:29 am
                    Yes!!!! Bjp is the future. But make sure not to deal softly.
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                      Sachin
                      Mar 6, 2016 at 6:06 am
                      I don' t know why uneducated muslims are scared of rss who never delth with hinsa. Yes vhp did involved probably. What bramhin has to do with it? Modi , shah , advani , bajpeyi are not bramhins
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                        Sam
                        Mar 6, 2016 at 4:37 am
                        Musalman always lived by sword. They keep even now in masjids. So their future is bleak for sure
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                          Hari
                          Mar 5, 2016 at 7:42 pm
                          Media Pressutes glorify and project the following as heroes: Yakub Memon, Afsal Guru, Rahul hi, Yechury, Raja, now Kanhaya.
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                            proud.brahmin.scoundrel.of.BRAHMIN.JOKERS.PARTY
                            Mar 6, 2016 at 3:13 am
                            Brahmins are one species for whom there nothing called guilt. They are the world's oldest professionals!!!!!!!. And they are the real communists and that is why they don't believe in Karma and so macre innocents.
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                              IML sood
                              Mar 5, 2016 at 4:50 pm
                              Why only Cong and small immatur Pappu,the joker,why not the second place joker Kujli who should be ashamed of first.But alas Aaptard and shame are both opposite poles.He wants Azadi from others but does know that Delhi citizen want Azadi from him and other Aaptards as day by day they are inching towards anti social and anti national elements.
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                                IndianDemocracy
                                Mar 5, 2016 at 3:39 pm
                                "Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel" - Samuel Jackson said it right. The world is watching india to see if it remains a democracy. Those who are criticizing the students from JNU neither understand their point nor have actually heard their views. These bhakts and chaddi-pahelwans are regurgitating their masters' drivel. Who is more antinational? The corrupt politcians of all parties (perhaps with the exception of AAP) or the poor students who are showing their solidarity with farmers and soldiers? India can either march towards progress, towards liberty, equality and social justice or we can regress into a cesspool of communal and caste violence. Our role models should be swedan and norway, not the middle-east or stan.
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                                  JImmy
                                  Mar 6, 2016 at 7:46 am
                                  This bald man why always lied, did he don't know his supportor Chee news doctored the video.
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                                    Kanu Patel
                                    Mar 5, 2016 at 11:04 am
                                    Congress is no eny. It is family ltd. If family will be ashamed then the party.
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                                      Kavi
                                      Mar 5, 2016 at 7:33 pm
                                      Congress is number 1 enemy of the nation.
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                                        Keerthana
                                        Mar 5, 2016 at 3:30 pm
                                        We live in a country where Hindus attack Hindus and Muslims and Christians have absolute unity among themselves. The press, the anti social persons and even the common public all attack Hindus. This has been going on for generations now. This is also because Hinduism advocates many paths to God. We accept all religions as true and allow voices of dissent. Perhaps that is also why 1000 years before independence we were ruled by some power or the other. This is also seems one of the reasons why Christians are so successfully converting thousands of indians on their. path. I always wonder why Hindus alone are communists in India. One rarely hears of Muslims or Christians disowning their conventional notions of God. I love their unity.
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                                          Chandra Shekar
                                          Mar 5, 2016 at 11:55 am
                                          I am not a fan of Rajiv hi but don't see this as an act worthy of condemnation- that is what most politicians do! However, the guy who repeatedly chides people into dividing the country on the basis of religion, castes should not be preaching. I have not seen one BJP leader denouncing the Doctored Videos about a young student used by some TV channels and regularly used by BJP leaders, to implicate an innocent young student ; I have not seen one decent BJP leader come out to denounce the beating up of activists, teachers, reporters in the highest courts of the country; I have not seen any BJP leader denouncing their MLA beating up a person in from of the law courts. Now to criticise another law maker taking advantage of a situation is hypocrisy...
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                                            Mahaveer
                                            Mar 5, 2016 at 7:36 pm
                                            Kanhaya episode should be eye opener for any student, who are inclined towards Communists and terror groups. Once you take their route, there is no going back. Either you follow their dictats or risk your life. Best is, my dear students, please beware of these violent groups - Maoists, Communists, who have link with terror organisations - keep away from them. Do good to yourself, your parents, and to the nation, by focusing on studies, and become a real scholar, and not a traitor.
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