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In Haryana, Amit Shah is taking a dig at the Congress, pitching for the BJP’s ‘strong India’ slogan

As the Assembly polls in Haryana draw closer, the Bharatiya Janta Party’s (BJP) campaign efforts are reaching a peak with top leaders taking out back-to-back rallies on the ground.

With less than a week to go before the state goes to polls on May 25, the BJP has fielded a string of prominent leaders to garner support.

BJP leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath have addressed several rallies to ensure a repeat of the BJP’s stellar performance in 2019 when the party won all ten Lok Sabha seats. in Haryana.

Strong India

On Monday, Mr Shah addressed several rallies in Haryana, addressing the Congress party and pitching the BJP’s ‘strong India’ narrative to voters.

In Karnal, he said that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) belongs to India and will be taken back. “PoK is ours, and we will take it,” he said.

He accused Congress of playing appeasement politics for years. He said the Congress did not abrogate Article 370 because of its appeasement policy.

He added that Congress leaders did not participate in the Ram Temple dedication ceremony for the same reason: because they wanted to appease the party’s minority vote bank.

Attacking the Congress and the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), he said Haryana was trapped in a cycle of corruption and nepotism. “When one family came to power, corruption reached its peak, and when another family took over, nepotism and hooliganism crossed all boundaries. Manohar Lal Khattar put an end to corruption and nepotism in the state,” he said.

In the city of Jhajjar, Mr. Shah said the Congress is lying to gain power. “The Congress is spreading a lie that the BJP will end reservations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always tried to protect the sanctuary. As long as there is even one BJP MP in Parliament, the reservations will not end,” he said.

In Chandigarh, Mr Adityanath addressed the Indian National Development Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) bloc. He accused the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party of being ‘anti-Sanatan’. “Some occasions they deny the existence of Lord Ram and at other times they oppose the Ram temple built in Ayodhya,” he said.

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