SEONI: On Friday, BJP chief Amit Shah took a dig over the opposition Congress for not declaring the chief ministerial face of the party for the upcoming Assembly election in the state on November 28. Shah said that Congress is an army which does not have a commander to guide it in Madhya Pradesh.
While addressing an election rally in Seoni district’s Lakhnadon, Mr Shah also targeted former prime minister Manmohan Singh regarding the criticism that he recently made against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Shah said that PM Modi had enhanced the country’s prestige in the world.
“In Madhya Pradesh, the BJP is contesting the election under the leadership of Shivraj Singh Chouhan. But who is the chief ministerial face of the Congress?…It is an army without a commander. Who is the commander of the (Congress) army? A king, an emperor and a tired industrialist…Rahul (Gandhi) should tell which of these is the commander of the army,” Mr Shah said, in an apparent reference to Congress leaders Digvijaya Singh, Jyotiraditya Scindia, and Kamal Nath respectively while addressing the election rally in Seoni district’s Lakhnadon.
Bhartiya Janta Party president Amit Shah further targeted the former Prime Minister and said that Manmohan Singh made more foreign visits as compared to PM Modi, but the only difference is that PM Modi is warmly welcomed by the Indian community abroad so his visit gets noticed.
“I heard Kamal Nath was saying that Modi ji goes abroad quite often. Even I felt that he goes very often. But then I thought I must check the record of the prime minister’s visits abroad and I found that he has visited fewer countries than Singh,” Mr Shah said.
“A journalist then informed me that when Singh used to go abroad, he used to carry two typed speeches in English and sometimes he used to read in Malaysia the speech meant to be read in Thailand and the one meant for Malaysia in Thailand. Neither the people of that country nor the people here would get to know about it,” he added.
Shah further added that until now PM Modi has visited countries like the US, China, Japan, France, Sri Lanka and Bhutan, among others. And he always in each of the countries was welcomed amidst chants of ‘Modi, Modi’.