Shah, addressing the crowd on Thursday, Oct 10, slammed Congress party for not declaring the name of its prime ministerial candidate. He asserted that Congress is scared of losing power after 2014 under if they nominate Rahul for the post.
Shah was quoted as saying, "Congress thinks the Prime Minister's chair is Pappu's birthright. But this is a democracy, you need people's blessings, and people's blessings are with Narendra Modi."
Congress thinks the Prime Minister's chair is Pappu's birthright
"The Congress has no leaders, how will it run the country? We have declared our PM candidate (Narendra Modi) now. Who will be the Congress candidate? Pappu? No...they won't make Pappu their candidate as they are afraid of losing. They could have named Manmohan Singh but won't do that," he added.
Shah's comment on Rahul surfaced just days after the latter's statement where he said that BJP "is day-dreaming in Uttar Pradesh where it can't win even 20 seats."
Gandhi, during his Gujarat tour, also reportedly said the BJP would find it hard to win even 110 seats without its "main political weapon of communal polarisation".
Replying to Rahul's remark, Shah said, "there hadn't been a single communal incident in Gujarat in 12 years."
"For those who call us communal...police in Gujarat never needed to fire shots in 12 years ...but in UP there is firing every week. Mulayam can't handle Uttar Pradesh and wants to sit on the chair in Delhi," asserted Shah while targeting UP's Samajwadi government and its chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.