Bengaluru: Ruling Bharatiya Janata party President Amit Shah today launched a blistering attack on Congress party saying that it is bent upon spreading confusion about the Land Acquisition Bill. Goading those in the Congress, the BJP president said that they should be more concerned about their own leader (Congress vice president Rahula Gandhi) and his prolonged absence from the scene instead of constantly being on a fault finding mission against the central Government.
Mr. Shah was inaugurating the two-day National Executive Meet of the BJP at Hotel Ashoka here. Mr. Shah reietrated his party’s commitment to the cause of the farmers and told party workes to rally support for the land acquisition Bill. He said that the party rank and file should play an active role in setting right the public perception when the opposition is going about telling people that the Bill is anti-farmer. To meet this objective, the BJP has decided to hold nationwide rallies and the take-off rally will be in Ranchi on May 6.
Talking to journalists, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, quoted the party president and said that the the Congress has “looted” the farmers all these years since Independence and now the party is talking of farmers’ interests. He also said that Prime Minister Modi wants BJP leaders to engage in non-political activities. The Modi government will remain in power for the next 20 years and the government will be focusing on the “clean India Campaign”, he added.
Besides Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior party leader LK Advani and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley were seated on the dais during the inaugural session.