The speech had the right punch and context as it showed the future roadmap to party men. In the end it left a deep impact on the members attending the executive. ‘Shah has indeed come on his own now ‘, commented an executive committee member.BJP president Amit Shah’s rainbow speech at the party’s national executive at Allahabad covering almost all crucial aspects for a party preparing to win the UP polls next year enroute to coming back power at Delhi in 2019 was one more indication that the 53-year-old Shah has come of age as party chief.
The speech had the right punch and context as it showed the future roadmap to party men. In the end it left a deep impact on the members attending the executive. ‘Shah has indeed come on his own now ‘, commented an executive committee member.
Of note was his appealing idiom while contrasting the UPA rule with two years of NDA rule under Modi Government. He contrasted UPA’s policy paralysis with NDA’s swift decision making, the earlier confusion between political leadership and bureaucracy with the present finely delineated demarcation between the two besides the dilemma of UPA over reforms and public welfare as against precise connect between the two under NDA.
While highlighting the complete lack of governance and development agenda in UP particularly the goondaraj, he said ‘UP mein vikas ka abhaav, shanti samapt’, contrasting the governance of NDA with SP’s in UP and asserting that India can’t be called fully developed if UP remained under developed.
And here he slipped in the Kairana episode in which a host of Hindu families have left the village due to alleged terror of a section of Muslims in the Western UP village to highlight how common people are suffering as the law and order situation in UP has reached its nadir.
So the reference to Kairana so necessary for the BJP politically was made in a measured way without making it much of a Hindu versus Muslim thing.
While taking the congress to task he said the party was weakening very fast as many people within the Congress were disenchanted with the party for its policy of obstruction in nation’s development and were even leaving it.Here Shah with consummate skill left a door open for those Congress leaders who wanted to leave the party and were acceptable to the BJP.
However he added that the rise of the BJP was not rooted in weaknesses of the Congress but sprang from a higher source which was its ideology and dedication and confidence of BJP workers.
In a gesture to build the workers confidence he condemned the repeated attacks on BJP workers in Kerala and asserted that the party was strongly standing behind them.
One of the main themes in Shah’s speech was exhortation to the workers to take Modi Government’s two year rule’s achievements to the people and use in the process the Narendra Modi App by downloading the details from it.
‘We resolve to come back to power with greater majority in 2019’, he asserted. All in all there was no crucial area that remained untouched in Shah’s speech.