The Congress and several other opposition parties on Saturday slammed BJP chief Amit Shah for dragging political discourse to a "new low" after his remarks equating parties trying to join hands against the BJP to "snakes, "mongoose, 'dogs" and 'cats".
However, the BJP workers alleged that their special trains were late by two to five hours as the railways did not run them on priority.
The Narendra Modi government will neither scrap the reservation policy nor allow anyone else to do so, reiterated BJP president Amit Shah on Friday. "So it is out national duty not to cede this space to them", he said. Addressing a rally in Mumbai to mark the party's Foundation Day, Shah also targeted Congress President Rahul Gandhi for questioning the performance of Narendera Modi government at the Centre.
The BSP supremo was reacting to Shah's attack on the "so-called" opposition unity stating that PM Modi had spooked "cats, dogs, snakes and mongoose to unite" at a rally.
On the 38th foundation day, apart from a function at BJP HQ in Delhi, a grand function was organized in Mumbai.More news: US slaps sanctions on Putin's allies
She flayed the government for resorting to "every tactic" to foil discussion on the no-trust motion and stalling the proceedings of Parliament.
Stressing on the major developments by the Narendra Modi led-BJP, he claimed that the BJP is the biggest political party and in the past the party has lost many saffron party workers.
Shah's speech, as well as the ongoing brainstorming within the BJP on simultaneous polls, gives an indication that the Maharashtra polls may be advanced from October 2019 to April-May 2019, to be held simultaneously with Lok Sabha elections.
Shah went on to say that when a flood occurs, all animals come together to take shelter: "I have heard that whenever floods happen, all the animals come together".
Training a gun at Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Shah said, "When we lost two Lok Sabha seats recently Rahul Gandhi distributed candies".More news: Malaysian PM announces dissolution of parliament amid crackdown on freedom of speech
"Today 20 states and almost 70% of the country's population is ruled by BJP".
Responding to the statement by Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad that the BJP was running away from discussing burning issues, Shah said he was ready for any debate on any issue, anywhere. They are the heart and soul of the party, whose sweat has taken the party to new heights.
Shah said, "The countdown for 2019 (polls) has begun".
Citing electoral wins in the North-East, Shah said Modi's popularity has not diminished.More news: Key messages for World Health Day 2018
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