No match between Modi-led NDA and alliance of 'pariwarwadis', says Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses during a meeting of 'Shakti Kendra' leaders and workers ahead of Lok Sabha elections, at Palace Grounds in Bengaluru on April 2. Photo: PTI/Shailendra Bhojak

Bengaluru: Exuding confidence about the BJP's '400 paar' (400-plus) target, senior party leader Amit Shah on Tuesday said there is no match between the NDA led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the INDIA bloc, which he called an alliance of 'pariwarwadis' (dynasts) and 'brashtacharis' (corrupt persons).

He was addressing leaders and party workers here. The Union home minister said he believed the BJP would win all 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka as well. “There is no match between the BJP-led NDA and the Congress-led INDIA alliance,” he said, accusing the opposition bloc of rampant corruption and scams. “There is also no match between Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who never takes leave, and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who travels abroad as summer sets in,” he added.

"In the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, there is BJP and NDA under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on one side -- and we are in the election fray under Modi's leadership -- while on the other side there is this alliance of 'pariwarwadis' and 'brashtacharis'," Shah said.

He said he has travelled to about 60 per cent of the states across the country, and claimed that everywhere people are chanting slogans of "Modi, Modi'. "Prime Minister Modi has placed a '400-paar' target in front of all the BJP workers this time. In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, people of Karnataka gave 43 per cent votes and gave us 17 seats. In 2019, with 51 per cent votes, they gave us 25 seats. But this time my request to people and party workers is to ensure 60 per cent votes and win all 28 seats for the BJP alliance," he added.

Shah was addressing the 'Shakti Kendra' (a collective of three to five booths) leaders and workers from Bangalore North, Bangalore Central, Bangalore South, Bangalore Rural and Chikkaballapur segments on Palace Grounds here.

Noting that he can say with full confidence that the BJP-JD(S) will win all 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka, Shah said they will not let the Congress open its account in the state. "On one side there is Narendra Modi, who worked for 23 years as chief minister and prime minister; in 23 years, the opposition could not put even 25 paise of corruption allegation against Modi," he claimed.

"For 23 years, Modi with transparency has set an example in the country. On the other side, there is this 'ghamandiya' (arrogant) alliance of corruption."

During the 10 years of Congress rule under Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi, there was a scam and corruption of Rs 12 lakh crore, he further claimed, and also hit out at Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar over the issue of corruption. "People of Karnataka don't like corruption," he said.

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