New Delhi: Addressing BJP workers from across the country at the National Council meeting at the city’s Ramlila Maidan, party president Amit Shah on Friday dubbed the 2019 Lok Sabha polls as the battle of ideologies.
Shah likened the 2019 LS polls as the third battle of Panipat between Marathas and the Afghans army, saying the election results will be equally significant for the country.
In his inaugural address at the party convention, Shah dismissed the grand alliance of opposition parties against the BJP as a “sham”, saying they are a disparate group with neither a leader nor any policy and have been brought together by their greed of power.
Underlining the importance of upcoming General Elections multiple times in his speech, Shah listed a number of Modi government’s measures- especially those related to security, curbing corruption and welfare programmes.
He also hit out at the Congress for its audacity to train guns at Modi government on the issue of graft when its president Rahul Gandhi is on bail in a “case of corruption”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and many other senior leaders of the party were on the stage when the party chief gave a war cry to the party workers.
Amit Shah said, “from 6 states in 2014 the BJP is now ruling 16 states now. Party will form government in Kerala and other South Indian states also if PM Modi is elected back to power.”