Amit Shah slams opposition at BJP padayatra event in Tamil Nadu

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday slammed the Congress and its allies, including the DMK, saying nothing would happen by changing the name of their alliance to INDIA.

The senior BJP leader was addressing a rally here, ahead of kick-starting Tamil Nadu BJP President K Annamalai’s state-wide ‘En Mann, En Makkal (My Land, My People)’ padayatra.

”When Congress and its allies, including the DMK, go to the people seeking votes, the public would remember the corruption, including the 2G scam and CommonWealth Games scam during the UPA regime, ” Shah said.

”Congress-DMK and allies opposed the removal of Art 370; is Kashmir ours or not,” he asked. Taking forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Tamil pitch, he said Modi honoured Tamil culture by installing the ‘sengol’ in the new parliament building. Shah hit out at the DMK regime, calling it the most corrupt in the nation and said the BJP yatra is an attempt to usher in politics of development and good governance in Tamil Nadu. He named Congress and its allies one by one, including the DMK, Trinamool Congress and Shiv Sena (UBT), and accused them all of trying to empower their families and not the nation.

‘Sonia Gandhi wants to make her son Rahul the Prime Minister, M K Stalin wants to make his son Udhayanidhi the Chief Minister.” The BJP top leader also criticised West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav and Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Uddhav Thackeray as leaders who desired to see their heirs in leadership positions.

”However, Modi is the only leader who is working for the nation’s development,” he said. Shah also raised the issue of an accused person who is in jail continuing as a minister in Tamil Nadu.

”Stalin should be ashamed of retaining V Senthil Balaji, arrested in an Enforcement Directorate case and in jail, in the cabinet,” the union minister said.