'Taught Congress a lesson in 2002, now permanent peace in Gujarat, says Amit Shah, Accuses Congress Of Inciting communal violence
"Rewrite History, Centre Will Support", says Amit Shah to Historians
Home Minister Amit Shah reminded the year 2002 on Friday during the campaign for the Gujarat assembly elections. Shah said at a rally in Kheda – Before 1995, when the Congress government was in the state, then anti-social elements were high. In 2002, we taught them such a lesson that they forgot to do violence. After this BJP brought permanent peace in entire Gujarat.
Shah said- Congress worked to incite communal riots in Gujarat. Today I am in the Bharuch district. I have seen many riots here. In 2002, he had dared to commit violence, he was taught such a lesson, and he was made straight by choosing. It has been 22 years since he was put in jail, curfew was not imposed anywhere.
Shah further said that Congress used to instigate people of different communities and castes to fight each other by inciting riots in the state. Congress used to instigate people to commit violence for their vote bank. Congress only strengthened its vote bank and did injustice to a large section of society.
Shah said- The criminals had become habituated to violence due to the support they got from Congress for a long time. When Congress ruled Gujarat, there used to be grandfathers like Ijju Sheikh, Peerzada, and Latif. But, today if there is a grandfather in the villages of Gujarat, then he is 'Hanuman Dada'. No one else.
Shah thanked PM Modi while also targeting Congress for the abrogation of Article 370 of Jammu and Kashmir. He said that Congress was against the abrogation of Article 370 from Kashmir because of its vote bank. But PM Modi abrogated Article 370 not for the vote banks but for the betterment of the country.
Shah received backlash from opposition parties as well with them equating Shah's comment with the 2002 Violence in Gujarat.