Akhilesh accuses BJP of political corruption as SP MLCs quit

Andrew Cummings
August 1, 2017

Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Monday said that the saffron party has delivered a stable government to the nation as compared to the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) term where every minister "believed" themselves to be the Prime Minister of India.

Shah also claimed that the local bodies' grant, which was "merely Rs 523 crore during the UPA rule", saw an "unprecedented hike by nearly 88 times" under the Modi government, which allocated Rs 46,026 crore in this regard. The Aam Aadmi Party had a field day on Monday after the newspapers removed the articles, alleging that the media houses were "forced" to take down the articles.

Modi is the "undisputed most popular Prime Minister" in Indian history, Shah said.

Talking about the other achievements of the Modi Government, he said that it has ensured electricity coverage in 13,000 villages and by May 2018 it will reach 19000 villages.

It added that because of this, the value of Shah's assets had become Rs 29.84 crore in 2013, which had increased further to Rs 34.31 crore.

The upper House today saw high drama and embarrassment for the government as a Constitution amendment bill on backward classes was changed after some amendments moved by the Opposition were passed by the House.

Meanwhile, Shah said that the aim of all the party workers and leaders should be to make it "invincible". On JD (U)'s decision to support Opposition candidate Gopal Krishna Gandhi in the vice-presidential elections, Shah said "wait for the elections".

"I am feeling very suffocated since last one-year".

Denying the BJP's role in poaching of Congress MLAs in Gujarat, Shah said that Congress should answer why it has kept its legislators confined to a resort in Bengaluru.

Compulsory night stay once a month for ministers in charge at a village in their respective district, restriction on party workers" access to ministers in secretariat and strict adherence to MLA "s protocol - these were immediate after-effects of BJP chief Amit Shah 's three-day visit to the state capital.

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