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Opposition leaders flay Shah’s ‘animal’ speech

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Published : Apr 7, 2018, 1:31 am IST
Updated : Apr 7, 2018, 1:31 am IST

Nationalist Congress Party spokesperson Nawab Malik said Mr Shah’s speech was against the people of India.

Nawab Malik
 Nawab Malik

Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s mammoth rally and its president Amit Shah’s bitter criticism of the opposition parties have invited similar reactions from opposition party leaders. They slammed Mr Shah and the BJP for hosting such a mega function at a time the when the country was going through a financial downturn. They also questioned the words used by Mr Shah and termed it as part of the ‘RSS culture.’

Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant said Mr Shah’s aggressive speech was an attempt to boost the confidence of his party workers, who have realised their coming defeat. “He mentioned animals. He called Prime Minister Modiji flood. Flood brings devastation to humanity. He is right in using that analogy. He knows that his cadre is demoralised and has accepted their defeat in 2019,” Mr Sawant said.

 

Nationalist Congress Party spokesperson Nawab Malik said Mr Shah’s speech was against the people of India. “Its not political leaders, but the people of this country who are uniting against the BJP. We have seen that in Gorakhpur and Phulpur,” he said.

CPI leader Prakash Reddy said the speech was proof of Mr Shah and PM Modi’s loss of confidence. He said, “Mr Shah knows that people are asking his party questions. He was trying to run away from those questions like petrol- diesel inflation, unemployment, downing growth etc.”

Bharatiya Republican Leader Prakash Ambedkar called the speech a shallow attempt to woo the disturbed sections of society. “His assurance over reservation is completely out of sync from ground reality. His government has failed to give confidence to dalits,” he said.

 

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