In a bid to downplay the recent losses in the by elections, Amit Shah said that the BJP lost eight by-elections but "snatched power" from the opposition in 14 states. Shah also said that BJP can consider itself lucky as the oppision is satisfied with victory in a few by-elections even though it was losing power in many states.
The BJP president also took a jibe at Rahul Gandhi, calling him "babua" and asking as to what the three generations of the Gandhi family had done for the country.
"Arre babua, tell me brother what you have done in 70 years? Your three generations were in power for 70 years and if they had done all these works then it would not be our luck to provide people toilets and poor mothers gas cylinders," he said while addressing workers of Jaipur Rural Lok Sabha constituency represented by Union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.
Giving an account of the Modi government's works, including building of toilets, distribution of LPG cylinders and other welfare measures, he said, "Rahul Gandhi (says) this has not happened, that has not happened."
The opposition is disconnected from the ground, Shah said and, in an apparent attack on Rahul Gandhi, added that nobody knows when he goes on a vacation and comes back.
Shah asked BJP workers to work overtime to ensure the party's win in the Rajasthan assembly poll, which is due later this year along with elections in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, so that its winning streak after emerging as the single largest party in Karnataka continues.
"We are lucky that the world's most popular leader in Narendra Modi is leading the country and under him it is marching to become 'vishwa guru'," he said.
The Modi government has done a lot of work to bring about a fundamental change in the lives of the people and positively impacted over 50 crore citizens, he said.
OneIndia News with PTI inputs