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Rahul should answer for 6-decade family rule, has no right to question Modi govt: Amit Shah

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Dongargarh, Sep 6: Attacking Rahul Gandhi for demanding report card of Modi government, BJP Chief Amit Shah on Wednesday said instead of demanding an account of work done by Narendra Modi government in the last four years, the Congress president should answer why development did not reach the masses during the "six-decade rule of his family".

File photo of BJP chief Amit Shah

The BJP chief made these remarks after flagging off the second phase of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh's pre-electoral drive that is aimed at reaching out to voters. The yatra was renamed in the memory of former prime minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Shah claimed Rahul Gandhi had no right to question the Modi government and slammed the performance of previous Congress governments.

"His (Gandhi) government was in power for 60 years but why electricity did not reach villages.... Why farmers did not get better MSP.... Why benefits of other welfare schemes did not reach masses. People of the country want to know the account of 60 years of the rule from you. We don't need to answer you. You don't have the right to ask this question," the BJP chief said.

Before the launch of the mass outreach campaign, Shah and Singh paid obeisance at Maa Bamleshwari temple in Dongargarh.

Shah also slammed Rahul Gandhi for criticising Raman Singh over the purchase of smart phones for the Sanchar Kranti Scheme (SKY) in Chhattisgarh.

"Rahul baba during his recent visit to Chhattisgarh, was asking why the Raman Singh government did not purchase mobile phones from BHEL under the SKY scheme. BHEL does not manufacture phones and Rahul does not even know that and he is asking for the hisab (account)," Amit Shah said in Dongargarh of Chhattisgarh.

Assembly polls are slated to be held in Chhattisgarh along with Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Mizoram later this year.

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