Congress slams Amit Shah for comparing Opposition to animals

The BJP accuses the Congress and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi of disrupting parliament

The BJP accuses the Congress and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi of disrupting parliament

Congress' Scheduled Castes Department head Nitin Raut alleged that the attack was planned in connivance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government and not a sudden outburst of the mob.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also interact with BJP workers and with the presidents of the party's 734 district units on Friday on the occasion of its 38th foundation day. Shah also held the Congress and other opposition parties responsible for the deaths of almost a dozen people in violence during a nationwide strike by various Dalit outfits against the alleged dilution of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

The Congress today accused BJP chief Amit Shah of dragging political discourse to a new low as it condemned his stinging remarks in which he equated opposition parties to "snakes, cats and dogs" for uniting against the BJP in next year's general elections.

"When asked about RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's recent statement that "Congress Mukt Bharat" was not RSS terminology, Shah said Bhagwat had said it because RSS was not a political organisation".

He said that out of fear of the Modi wave, parties with different ideologies are coming together to contest elections. "We will ensure that the check-dam is built with the help of the Central Government", said the BJP president.

"Because of Modi (popularity) they are feared and the Opposition parties are teaming up like cats, dogs, snakes and mongoose to fight elections", he said.

The session has witnessed very little business due to continuous disruption over various demands by opposition and other parties.

Earlier in the day, it was announced that ruling BJP MPs will sit on day-long fasts in their respective constituencies on April 12 to protest the washout of the second half of the budget session.

Lok Sabha elections is scheduled to take place in the nation in 2019. The Opposition's misinformation campaign is aimed at hurting Dalit sentiments, he said.Shah also declared the BJP plan to counter the opposition propaganda.

Queried as to why he was saying the NDA would capture power in the 2019 polls - unlike during the 2014 polls when the BJP had spoken about its ambition of winning 272 on its own, Shah said, "Even the 272-member Government is also that of the NDA".

He said party remember, with great pride, the heroic service and sacrifice of all party workers who built the BJP and committed themselves towards creating a stronger and better India.

"The BJP came to power with false promises and utter lies, the country's social fabric and integrity is under threat, the economy is in ruins along with unemployment, foreign policy, agriculture, internal security". The Congress lost its deposits in both the polls. "This is why we were protesting", Alhuwalia said. "The State needs a ruler who can understand the Odia people and the saffron party will bring the change Odisha needs", he said. "We can not serve to people in your regime".

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