Vastavam web: BJP chief Amit Shah yesterday attacked Congress president Rahul Gandhi over his party’s “dismal” track record in 55 years of its rule, even as he set a target of winning 65 seats in the upcoming Chhattisgarh Assembly polls. Sounding the bugle for the year-end elections in Chhattisgarh, Shah questioned Gandhi for seeking an account of the work done by the BJP-led government at the Centre in the last four years.
The Raman Singh government would retain power in Chhattisgarh and the BJP would win 65 of the 90 seats in the state, where the saffron outfit was in power for nearly 15 years, he said, addressing a public rally here. “Your family governed the country for four generations and 55 years. Why has there not been any development?” he asked and added that the Modi government launched a new scheme for the poor, farmers and down trodden in every 15 days.
He said Gandhi should look within before seeking an account of the developmental works from the BJP. “With the onset of summer, they rush to Europe and Italy for vacations. When Rahul baba comes here to ask for votes, will you not ask him about the dismal record of his party?” he said at the rally. Shah said during the Congress rule, cross-border firing was happening every other day, but no befitting reply was given.