Rahul Gandhi has undermined India’s image, says BJP

Agencies/New Delhi
September 26, 2017 NATIONAL 280 Views

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday criticised Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi over his remarks on dynastic politics. The party said it believed in the politics of performance while the Congress banked on the “politics of appeasement and dynasty“.
In his inaugural address at the BJP national executive, BJP president Amit Shah said President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had reached their position due to their work, despite their humble origins.
It was a closed door event but Union Minister Piyush Goyal briefed the media about the speech.
Taking on Mr. Gandhi for his remarks on dynasty in the country during his recent visit to the US, Mr. Shah said the Congress vice president had undermined India.
“The Congress believes in the politics of appeasement and dynasty, whereas BJP follows politics of performance,” Mr. Goyal quoted Mr. Shah as saying.
“Both the Congress and Gandhi disapprove of the politics of performance, but BJP will continue to work for the country on the basis of such politics,” Mr. Shah said.
Discussing the economy, Mr. Shah said it had become stronger under the Narendra Modi-led government than it was under the UPA. He also elaborated on the benefits of both demonetisation and GST and explained that both the measures would curb black money and bring more transparency in the system.
The BJP chief cited various figures to make his point about economy, Mr. Goyal told reporters while briefing them on Mr. Shah’s speech.
Mr. Shah’s comments came amid the opposition’s criticism of the government’s handling of the economy.
The Rs 60,000 crore per year the government would save through the direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme would be used for welfare schemes for the poor, he said.
Praising the government over its handling of naxalism and terrorism, Mr. Shah said more terrorists were killed in its three years of rule than any other spell of three years.
The BJP president also discussed the recent stand-off with China in Doklamnear Sikkim and said India displayed its perseverance and decisiveness to the entire world.
The party chief appreciated External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly and said she had exposed Pakistan.

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