Clarifying his comments about the Opposition as snakes and mongooses, he said parties such as SP, BSP, Congress and Trinamool Congress, never come together.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah for making "disrespectful statement" against opposition parties by equating them to animals. As per the current schedule, five states - Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim - would go to polls along with the Lok Sabha election.
"The coming days are important, attempts are being made to spread misinformation about our party among Dalits, tribals, OBCs". I had heard a tale that when a devastating flood comes, all the trees, plants, leaves, etc flow away and then all animals including snake, mongoose, dog, cat, Cheetah, Lion jumps on a single banyan tree because they all are scared of the water below the tree. BJP chief Amit Shah encouraged party cadres in Mumbai. Let me take names: "Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party, Trinamool Congress and Congress, Chandrababu Naidu and Congress, they have nothing in common and no ideological similarities, but are coming together", the BJP president said. "Modi government has planned to compensate farmers with 1.5 times the price of their crop".
BJP's Maharashtra president Raosaheb Danve said special arrangements have been made to bring the party workers to Mumbai in trains, buses and jeeps.
The BJP chief's address was aimed at boosting the morale of party workers, who may be slightly confused over attacks on the party from various social and political quarters.
"We are in politics for betterment of people".
Shah said that the government will not scrap the reservation policy, nor will it allow anyone to do so. At least three lakh party workers are said to have attended the mega event.
Prime Minister Modi further appealed to the BJP Karyakartas to get acquainted with the extensive work done by the NDA Government, particularly those schemes that positively impact the poor.
Striking a stinging blow at the Congress, Amit Shah noticed that while Congress is rejoicing at BJP's drubbing in 2 seats, BJP on the other hand has seized 11 states from Congress under Prime Minister Modi's leadership. "That's fine, that is the way they look at the world", Gandhi said.
The rally led to several traffic snarls on the Western Express Highway.