Goa Forward Party (GFP) president and minister Vijai Sardesai was heard saying in a video statement that Shah should ensure the coalition remains intact.
In his speeches so far, the BJP president had restricted himself to issues such as infiltration in Assam and the NRC, and the BJP’s resolve to drive out every illegal infiltrator from the country.
Shah said the BJP has encouraged women not just by words but by giving them important responsibilities, including as defence and external affairs ministers, governors and chief ministers.
BJP currently has 166 MLAs in the 230-member Madhya Pradesh Assembly, polling for which will take place on November 28.
The propaganda that the BJP is no longer concerned about Brahmin interests has been reinforced by the lack of representation of the community in key slots in the party and government.
Uike, who was a member of the BJP before joining the Congress, described the induction as “ghar vapasi”.
Maoist terror in Chhattisgarh was a big thread in Shah’s speeches on Friday as he targeted the Congress government in the state between 2000 and 2003 under Ajit Jogi.
The BJP is testing electoral waters in Telangana alone for the first time after playing second fiddle to the TDP for several years — TDP broke away from the NDA recently.
Rahul Gandhi, Amit Shah rally LIVE UPDATES: Elections in Rajasthan will be held on December 7. The polls in Telangana are scheduled to be held on November 22, 2018.
The BJP governments will “drive each and every infiltrator out of the country” after winning elections in 2018 and 2019, Amit Shah said.
Rahul Gandhi said, “Farmers are demanding facilities from banks but they’re denied because of debt. Why can’t Narendra Modi waive farm loans when he can waive loans worth Rs 3 lakh crore of 15-20 corporates?”
While the BJP has governed the state since 2003, it has won with narrow vote-share advantage over the Congress – the 2013 election saw a difference of less than 1 per cent.
Addressing a rally at Jaora in Ratlam after the poll schedule was announced, the BJP chief said that when the Prime Minister brought in the NRC
Rahul participated in Narmada Pujan along with Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee chief Kamal Nath and campaign committee head Jyotiraditya Scindia on the banks of the river at Gwari Ghat.
“Rahul can’t see the importance of surgical strikes, because he has Italian spectacles on his eyes,” Amit Shah said. The BJP president also asked Gandhi to clarify his stand on the issue of illegal migration to the electorate.