Shah hits out at Sonia over jibe on Modi govt’s 2-year rule
Hitting out at Congress president Sonia Gandhi for ‘asking’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘to give an account’ of his two-year-old government, BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday reminded her that election in Assam is being held for its Assembly and not Lok Sabha.
“Sonia Gandhi came here for election campaigning and asked Narendra Modi to give an account of the last two years of his government. Soniaji, this is not Lok Sabha election but Assam’s Assembly election,” Shah said at a election rally here ahead of the second and last phase of polling on April 11.
“When we come here in 2019 (for Lok Sabha polls), we will give an account of all the work we have done and you don't have to ask us,” he said.
“People here gave you 15 years and sent a prime minister (Manmohan Singh) from here for 10 years. Sonia madam, people of Assam are instead asking you to give an account,” the BJP chief said.
Expressing confidence that Monday’s large voter turnout in the first phase of polling in Assam pointed to the ouster of Congress from the state, Shah appealed to voters of the the second phase to give their mandate to BJP-AGP combine for bringing in change in the state and a ‘corruption-free government.’
“Who will you (Congress) support now? Do you want support from Badruddin Ajmal to be chief minister of Assam,” he asked referring to AIUDF president.