New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Hitting out at the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party, Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday criticized both the parties for opposing the BJP’s move to revoke Article 370 from Kashmir, ending its special status. Amit Shah condemned the political parties during his rally in poll-bound Maharashtra’s Sangli district.

“When Prime Minister Modi brought the proposal to abrogate Article 370, both Congress and NCP were against it and were revolting against it. I want Rahul Gandhi and Sharad Pawar to answer to the people of Maharashtra why they were against the removal of Article 370,” he said at a rally in Jat of Sangli district.

Also Read: Modi-Jinping Meet: Tough talks on Kashmir bring wrinkle in Xi's red carpet; trade, defence to top agenda

He also alleges that both the parties opposed the move to gain vote bank by misleading the people against the decision saying it would lead to a ‘bloodbath’.

Shah said, “Rahul Gandhi said that ‘Kashmir me khoon ki nadiya beh jayengi’, but no bullet had to be fired.”

“Prime Minister Modi recently returned from the UN, and the entire world is standing by his decision to abrogate Article 370. On the other hand, Pakistan stands alone in a corner,” Shah added.

“Under the leadership of PM Modi, India’s defence has strengthened and the entire world now knows that “10 enemies will be killed if one Indian jawan is martyred,” he said.

He further added that, at the time when India won the war in 1971 between India and Pakistan, BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first one to congratulate Indira Gandhi, despite being on the opposition side.“We were in the opposition then, but for us, the nation comes first,” he said.

Also Read: Maharashtra Elections 2019: 26 Shiv Sena corporators, 300 workers resign over seat distribution

He also took a dig at former PM Manmohan Singh-led government and said that, “during his tenure, terrorists from Pakistan would enter India’s border regularly and kill our jawans, while in PM Modi’s rule the nation is safeguarded like never before because of his concern towards safety of the nation and its people.”

Polls in Maharashtra are scheduled for October 21 and the results will be declared on 24 October. 

Posted By: Talib Khan