Addressing a huge gathering of BJP Karyakartas BJP National President Shri Amit Shah said that after coming to power at the Centre in 2014, BJP won 15 states under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and now Karnataka and MP are the next. He said Congress cannot defeat BJP in its bastion, Madhya Pradesh. ‘’Since 2014 under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, BJP won 15 states including those where BJP had never dreamt of making a government. Let’s wait for May 15 for Karnataka assembly results. Congress will be wiped out again”, said Shri Shah while launching the BJP’s official campaign in front of a huge gathering of lakhs of BJP workers at BHEL Dussahera Maidan, in Bhopal on 04 May, 2018 .
The BJP President who arrived after taking a break from Karnataka election campaign to motivate workers after recent changes in the state Congress said that Congress dream to form government in Madhya Pradesh would never be fulfilled. He said Madhya Pradesh is the heart of the nation and a pilgrimage for the BJP workers. It is the power of workers which can once again keep the Congress out of the regime.
Speaking to the gathering the BJP National President drew an analogy between the Madhya Pradesh government led by Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Ramayana’s Angada, saying defeating BJP in Madhya Pradesh would be akin to lifting Angada’s foot. He said that defeating BJP in Madhya Pradesh was beyond Congress’ capability and equated the BJP government to ‘Angad ka pair’ (Angada’s foot).
He said that the state was a fortress of the BJP where the party’s government and organisation had stood their ground, claiming that his party would win in 2018 as well as 2023.
Shri Shah also launched a veiled attack on Congress by claiming the fight in Madhya Pradesh was between the BJP government of farmers and the corporates.
The BJP President said, “I was listening to CM Shivraj Singh, Narendra Singh Tomar and state President Rakesh Singh who all spoke about women, farmers, students, Dalits and tribals. But look at the Congress, which has chosen the apple of corporates’ eye as the state president.”
He added, “So it has been reduced to a fight between the farmers, represented by the BJP, and the Congress, which represents the corporate.”
He also did not spare Congress Campaign Committee chairman Jyotiraditya Scindia and AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh, saying “raja-maharajas” have taken to the poll field on behalf of Congress, “but we need not be apprehensive as even a booth-level worker of BJP is capable of defeating the Congress”.
Remembering the contribution of Kushabhau Thackrey and Vijaya Raje Scindia in the formation of BJP’s organization in MP, Shri Shah added that the party was the strongest in MP.
Reposing faith in the BJP unit ahead of the 2018 elections, he called for the party brass to push for a victory margin so huge that the “enemies get a heart attack while watching the election results on TV”.
The BJP President ridiculed Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s claims of winning the upcoming elections here saying, “Even if Rahul Baba uses a binocular, he won’t be able to find victory for Congress, so I don’t know how he manages such dreams.”
Shri Shah praised Shivraj Singh government, his rule and the commendable growth across sectors. “I am not saying this out of my association with him for long years but as an independent political observer, that the achievements of CM Shivraj would find a special mention in the democratic history of this country.”
Shri Shah also touched upon the issue of saffron terrorism, a contentious phrase allegedly coined by Congress during the UPA rule and sought apologies from Rahul Gandhi for defaming the Hindu culture.
He accused Congress of resorting to divisive politics and stalling the OBCs Commission Bill in Rajya Sabha and depriving backward classes their Constitutional right.
He said after Karnataka elections, he would visit every district of the state and discuss with the party workers. The state leadership has promised to win all 29 Lok Sabha seats during 2019 elections and workers must dedicate themselves to achieve this target, Shri Shah added.
Addressing the gathering CM Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, showered praises on BJP National President Shri Amit Shah and called him a miraculous leader who took the party to unimaginative heights.
Sharing details of the welfare programmes to be undertaken by the BJP in the next few months for different sections of the society, Shri Chouhan mocked the Congress saying the opposition was busy with rallies, road shows and making tall claims.
Among others MP BJP State President Shri Rakesh Singh, Former State BJP President Shri Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan, Union Ministers & Senior Leaders of the State also addressed the gathering.