BJP PRESIDENT Amit Shah on Saturday hit out at the Opposition for opposing demonetisation, accusing them of stalling the Winter Session of the Parliament just to sidestep discussion on funding of political parties.“Prime Minister Narendra Modi favoured discussion and change in fund raising process of political parties during the all-party meeting at the beginning of Winter Session and said all elections from panchayat to Parliament should be held on the same day,” Shah said at his party’s Parivartan rally in Shahjahanpur.
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He added: “But the Opposition did not allow a discussion in the entire Winter Session. They do not have any intention of wiping out blackmoney from politics. Modiji has put forward a view, and I want to appeal to leaders of all Opposition parties that and we should accept discussion on it to bring probity in politics.”
Continuing his attack on parties opposing demonetisation, Shah said only those whose “billions have been reduced to trash” are feeling the pain. “Have you seen the faces of Mamata (Banerjee) and Mayawati… their faces have lost glow, they have started looking 10 years older in a day,” he said. In one stroke of the PM, drug dealers, fake currency racketeers, naxalites and terrorists have been set right, he added.
Shah went on to list BJP’s “achievements” at the Centre, including power to villages, LPG connections to women and reducing cost of fertilizers.
Speaking on tripal talaq, Shah said: “For the Modi government, religion comes after women’s security and triple talaq should be banned.”
“After the Centre clearly stated its views in the Supreme Court against it, the SP, BSP and Congress have all gone silent,” Shah said while appealing to women voters to question these parties on what they are doing for women’s rights and whether they agree on triple talaq when they come seeking votes.
“Should Mulsim women get their rights or not? Modi has worked towards securing the rights of women in the country,” Shah asserted.
Attacking the ruling SP and Congress’ possible alliance for the 2017 state polls, Shah said: “Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has been saying for a month that SP will get majority in alliance with Congress… This indicates that Akhilesh is feeling defeated. He is dreaming of winning with Rahul baba, who will set up potato factory in western UP.”
“Even if all parties come together, the people of UP have decided to vote BJP to power,” he added.
Stressing that development of UP is possible only when BJP is voted to power with a two-thirds majority, Shah termed SP and BSP as family and caste-based parties, which cannot work for development of the entire society. “It has been either ‘chacha-bhatija’ or ‘bua-bhatija’ who have been harming the state’s development in the past 15 years,” he said, referring to UP SP chief Shivpal Yadav, Akhilesh and BSP supremo Mayawati.
Akhilesh was not allowing the benefits of the central schemes to reach the people as it would increase the popularity of central government, Shah claimed. “The benefits of Fasal Bima Yojana could not reach the beneficiaries as there was a tiff for commission between the chahcha and bhatija,” he claimed.