Days after Congress vice-president, Rahul Gandhi accused the saffron party of claiming credit for schemes launched by Congress, BJP chief, Amit Shah questioned Gandhi on the lack of growth in his own parliamentary constituency, Amethi, on Tuesday.
“Rahul Gandhi, whose party has ruled the country for 60 years, is asking for the report card of the three-year Modi government,” Shah said. He was speaking at a rally aimed at highlighting union minister Smriti Irani’s work for the constituency.
“Rahul Gandhi has never visited Amethi collector’s office even after being elected as the MP from here… Smriti Irani comes to Amethi even after losing the Lok Sabha constituency…” he said. Irani has been a frequent visitor to the Congress stronghold and had also announced a slew of projects.
The BJP is expected to declare about 20 more projects in an effort to strengthen the development narrative ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Uttar Pradesh chief minister, Yogi Adityanath was also present at the rally.
Shah also asked Congress about the contribution by the three generations of Gandhis in Amethi. “We have given a Prime Minister who speaks … Amethi is known all over the world as a Nehru-Gandhi family bastion, but there has been no development,” he said.
He said Gandhi cannot see India’s development as he was wearing an “eye-glasses made in Italy”. “You have reposed faith in one family for 60 years, you won’t regret if you give the BJP and Narendra Modi a chance,” he appealed.