Addressing the party office-bearers and workers, who were present in big numbers, BJP leaders flayed Congress party for "killing" Democracy by disrupting functioning of Parliament. During his two-day visit to state Shah will tour northern parts of the poll-bound state of Karnataka, in a bid to canvass votes for the party in the upcoming assembly elections due next month.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who sprung up to political spotlight following his close association with Hazare's movement, has fasted on a number of issues including a two-week fast in 2013 over inflated price of electricity and water bills. "The reason behind today's fasting programme is bogus, the sentiments are bogus and the fast itself is bogus", said state Congress Spokesperson Sachin Sawant.
Lekhi's attack was mostly targeted at the Congress and Rahul Gandhi. The party leader said the Lok Sabha bypoll debacle of Gorakhpur and Phulpur also figured in the meeting.
The BJP leader also accused the opposition of politicising the rape of girls in Kathua and Unnao.
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IN HIS meeting with party leaders in Lucknow, BJP chief Amit Shah is learnt to have given them a dressing down.
She said that women and children have no religion and that no politics should be done over such issues.
Union home minister Rajnath Singh said the family of the eight-year-old Kathua victim "should get justice". The Unnao incident took place in June 2017 but the Uttar Pradesh government took no action in the case, after which the Allahabad High Court took suo motu cognisance of the case and ordered that CBI submit their investigation report to the court on May 2 at 10am. The death of 39 Indians in Mosul also became a point of contention between the government and opposition parties.
Meanwhile, other BJP leaders from Bihar spread across the state, mostly in their own constituencies, with party state President Nityanand Rai sitting on the fast in Ujiyarpur, Ashwini Kumar Choubey in Buxar, Giriraj Singh in Nawada, R K Singh in Ara, Radha Mohan Singh in Motihari, and Ram Kripal Yadav in Digha.