New Delhi: BJP chief Amit Shah said today his party believed in “politics of performance” while the Congress banked on dynasty and appeasement, expressing confidence of a “historic” win in the upcoming Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly polls.
In his inaugural address at the BJP national executive, he also targeted the TMC-ruled West Bengal and the Left-ruled Kerala governments, saying democracy was being “throttled” in the two states as he highlighted cases of violence against his partys workers there.
Amit Shah also lauded the governments handling of economy, saying the average growth rate had been more than seven per cent in the last years while it was 4.7 per cent in 2013-14 under the UPA.
He described demonetisation, which has been blamed for the current economic slowdown by the opposition, as a “severe attack” on black money as he hit back at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his attack on the government.
“Rahul Gandhi goes abroad and asks what are the achievements of the Modi government? Rahul ji, you will tire of counting its achievements. The biggest success is that we have given an honest and scam-free government against that of the UPA which was involved in scams of Rs 12 lakh crore,” he said.
“If some people believe that they can use violence to stop the BJPs growth, then they are mistaken. The more they throw the mud of violence at the BJP, the more quickly the lotus (BJPs symbol) will bloom,” he said, according to a party statement.
Referring to violence against his partys workers in Kerala, he announced a 15-day pad yatra (foot march) in the state from October 3.