Amit Shah targets UPA regime

Haridwar, Sep 14: Targeting the previous UPA regime, BJP President Amit Shah today said soon after coming to power it had abolished an effective anti-terrorism law while the Narendra Modi government among its first tasks set up SIT to bring back black money stashed by Indians abroad.

"This shows the difference in the characters of the two governments," said Shah, who was on his first visit to Uttarakhand after assuming office as the BJP chief.

"One of the first proposals cleared by the Modi Cabinet was constituting an Special Investigation Team to bring back Indian black money stashed away abroad. Do you remember what was the first proposal passed by the cabinet during UPA-1 which came to power after Vajpayee-led NDA? Let me help you. It was abolition of the POTA, an effective anti-terrorism law," he said.

He said the Modi government during 100 days in power had taken several commendable steps that included laying emphasis on cleanliness, its resolve to save the girl child and the Ganga rejuvenation plan. Speaking after inaugurating the newly built Seva Sadan building at Patanjali Yogpeeth here, Shah showered praise on Ramdev for his countrywide campaign launched ahead of the Lok Sabha polls which "contributed significantly" in BJP coming to power.

Ramdev "contributed significantly to the formation of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre", he said. Shah also promised him all support in his efforts to popularise yoga and ayurveda internationally and revive the dying Indian languages and literature.

He said that the entire country was witness to the yoga guru's fight against corruption which also led to those in power at that time to register cases against him.

Noting that there was nothing new in this fight between good and evil in this country, he said whenever evil reaches its acme, God incarnates himself to put an end to it. "He (Ramdev) rose to fight against corruption and threats to democratic values in the country," he said.


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