- The Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, addressed an election Rally at Maharashtra’s Tribal Nandurbar district on Saturday, 19th October 2019
- He made a special mention of the scrapping of Article 370 by the PM Modi, saying it was one of the first actions he took at the start of his second term
- He dared Congress to change this action, and bring back the article after they got back in power
- He questions Rahul Gandhi, and accuses congress of only concentrating on the votes they got, instead of having the best interests of the country at heart
- He also told the localities that Nandurbar district is among the list that PM Modi is considering for tribal development schemes
- He also accused the NCP of using the tribals for their own gain to get votes, not thinking about their development
Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister and closest confidante of PM Modi, addressed an election rally at Maharashtra’s Nandurbar district on Saturday 19th October 2019. In his speech, he spoke about the scrapping of Article 370. He states that it was one of the first actions taken by the PM Narendra Modi, at the start of his second term in May. He criticized Congress saying,
“Due to special provisions, pakistan fomented terror in the state and over 40,000 people died. development in kashmir came to a standstill. but congress was not ready to scrap the provisions. it was worried about its vote bank and not the national interest.”
He further commended PM Modi on the risky movie he took with the abrogation of Article 370, stating he was the first leader to ever dare to take such a step. He further challenged Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi,
“rahul gandhi asks what is the connection between article 370 and maharashtra. i dare him to declare that if voted to power, his party should restore the provisions of article 370. there is still one day to go for the assembly elections.”
He also says that Nandurbar is one of the districts taken into account for tribal development schemes. The minister listed the various ways in which development was to be initiated in the following years, again complimenting the PM for the decision. He states that statues are to built to commend the tribal freedom fighters, and the education is to be improved by the introduction of Eklavya schools.
In this regard too, he accused NCP of using the tribal people for the purpose of gaining votes, without thinking about their developmental progress. The Union Home Minister made a mention of the OBC, which according to him were ignored by the Congress in the 55 years they were in power, and it was Modi who gave them the Constitutional status.