BJP chief Amit Shah today asked Gujaratis not to miss Prime Minister Narendra Modi too much since the latter was doing more for them as the PM.
Addressing a town hall crowd, Shah said, “There is no need to miss Narendra Modi in Gujarat. He placed Gujarat on the growth map as the Chief Minister, as the Prime Minister he is doing much for the development of the state. Who is more powerful, the Chief Minister or the Prime Minister?”
Amid applause at the jam-packed Deendayal Hall, a questioner asked: “Politically we feel the absence of Narendra Modi and the scenario does not look the same after he has gone. What does the party intend to do?”
“As the Prime Minister, he is helping in Gujarat’s development by taking decisions at the snap of a finger. Within 10 days of assuming power in Delhi, the permission to increase the height of the Narmada dam came. And now he has ensured the radial gates are put at the dam,” He was quoted by IANS.
Gujarat is scheduled to go for crucial assembly polls later this year. Shah also took a swipe at the organisers of the Patel quota stir accusing them of leaning towards “one political party”, an apparent reference to the Opposition Congress.
He said the reservation agitation was acquiring political colour ahead of assembly polls.
The BJP president was here to take questions from the youth at a programme called ‘Adikham Gujarat’ or Resolute Gujarat, reported PTI.
Asked by a participant how the BJP government was dealing with the Patidar agitation for reservations under the OBC category, Shah said the BJP government had asked the protesters, led by Hardik Patel, to follow the “legal process” but the “direction of the agitation changed”.
“Observe the development and you will realise that slowly it has become an agitation backed by one political party.