Gujarat election: Question Rahul Gandhi on Kashmir, Rohingya, Amit Shah tells people

Addressing a rally at Gulistan Maidan in Bhavnagar, Shah said that Rahul Gandhi and the Congress should state what the situation was in Kashmir when the Congress was in power.

By: Express News Service | Bhavnagar | Published: November 22, 2017 3:31 am
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Stating that the Gujarat election was a fight between Congress’s “casteism and dynastic rule” and Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s “development politics”, BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday asked Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to make his stand clear on Rohingya Muslim refugees and on the issue of autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir.

Addressing a rally at Gulistan Maidan in Bhavnagar, Shah said that Rahul Gandhi and the Congress should state what the situation was in Kashmir when the Congress was in power.

“Terrorists killed our soldiers and people with impunity during their (UPA’s) rule… But we conducted a surgical strike. Our soldiers entered Pakistani territory, killed them and came back,” Shah said.

“Rahul Gandhi should make his stand clear whether he supports Chidambaram’s demand for autonomy for Kashmir. People of Gujarat should ask him when he comes here next,” he said.

Shah also targeted Congress leaders on the issue of Rohingya Muslim refugees. “P Chidambaram and Shashi Tharoor have written to the Prime Minister that they (Rohingya Muslims) should be allowed to enter India… The people of Gujarat should ask the Congress to clear its stand on the refugee issue. Can India play with its internal security?” he said.

Taking a swipe at Rahul, Shah said, “Rahul Gandhi thinks this is a tourist spot… If he comes here, he should know the facts about Gujarat. In 2013, the Manmohan Singh government gave only Rs 63,000 crore to Gujarat. After Narendra Modi came to power in Delhi, he gave bullet train, the ‘Ro-Ro’ ferry service, the international airport (for the Saurashtra region) and he resolved all the pending problems that Gujarat had with the Centre…,” he said.

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    lailu writer
    Nov 22, 2017 at 9:57 am
    amitji instead of rahul gandhi why not question smritiji.atleast her response will be professional n not haywire.
    1. R
      Nov 22, 2017 at 9:15 am
      Why congress is not talking about justice to muslims in 2002 Godhra riots in Gujarat itself, as it wants to talk about 2002 every time everywhere else? Why not talk about freedom to eat what one wants, especially beef. as it demonstrated it by slaughtering a calf in public in Kerala? Why Rahul visits temples only in Gujarat but not in Delhi, Kerala, Kashmir or WB when he visits! This duplicity of congress crooks should be exposed.
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        George Cruz
        Nov 22, 2017 at 7:06 am
        1. No one can deny that the congress party dynastic leader Rahul Gandhi has gone anti-national by proposing an autonomy for Kashmir separatist Islamic Jihadists terror groups like Hurriyat just to get Muslim vote bank but at the risk of India's integrity/security. 2. No one can deny that Rahul Gandhi is a failed congress party dynastic leader who is foreign born, a total idio-t, has no love left for India other than to loot India's wealth and deposit the loot in foreign banks. 3. Every one is one hundred percent sure that the congress party will be defeated overwhelmingly by the responsible Indian citizens and make India a congress "mukth bharat".
        1. N
          Nov 22, 2017 at 9:26 am
          We may have lot of problems in our country.The first and foremost is the people of India should reject those political parties and leaders who support separatists and Pakistan as a matter of their policy in pursuit of their so called (pseudo) secularism. In Gujarat it is more important that it is a border state. Win by the Pakistan appeasing political parties in Gujarat will pose an external threat in the borders. Do people want to invite this problem in Gujarat?At this backdrop the experience of the country one agree that India which is supposedly a secular country at the time of independence is now visibly a non secular in many important aspects.The balancing by allotting seats to legislatures and parliament for minorities has given lot of avenues for for outside intervention from Pakistan,Bangladesh, China, Kashmir etc in the affairs of India. It worked against the interest of India on security front and illegal immigration.
        2. Anand Ch
          Nov 22, 2017 at 6:52 am
          Questions outside syllabus will not be answered.