Addressing a public rally at Kakori, Uttar Pradesh, BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday accused the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) of being partial to only some sections of the society. According to him, this has lead India to experience little to no development since the country gained independence.
“There has been no development in the country since Independence as the government was run by one family for 60 years,” Amit Shah said. The BJP President had arrived in Kakori to lead the ‘Tiranga Yatra’ organised by the BJP to pay homage to India’s freedom fighters on Independence Day.
Amit Shah addressed the rally claiming that “without Uttar Pradesh’s development, the country’s development is not possible.”Commenting on the situation of the state the BJP chief asked that “if SP or BSP come to power..can UP develop? Will you get 24 hours electricity? Will cases like Bulandshahr stop?”
He added that if SP or BSP come to power in the state, they will work only for a particular community. However, he said, BJP believes in “sab ka saath, sabka vikas“.
The BJP also tweeted, quoting Shah, “As long as SP and BSP are in power in Uttar Pradesh, there will be no development in the state.”
The ‘Tiranga Yatra’ is a part of the Independence Day celebrations, the plans for which were discussed during a BJP meeting held with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu. The BJP MPs will carry out the Yatra for a week from August 15-22 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of India’s independence from British rule.A theme song, “70 Saal Azadi, Yaad Karo Kurbani”, has been released for the Tiranga Yatra.
Earlier this week, after a meeting with PM Narendra Modi, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar was quoted as saying, “Prime Minister has asked the party MPs to highlight the contributions of freedom fighters and martyrs among school children. He said the Yatra will spread the message of harmony and MPs need to work hard to make it successful.”