Dharamshala: With BJP being a divided house in Himachal Pradesh, party president Amit Shah asked state BJP leaders and workers to set aside differences if there were any and work like a single team to oust state congress government.
Shah was here to address the state executive body meeting today (1.5.2015).
“To make India a Congress free country, a BJP government is definitely required in Himachal,” he said.
The party president pointed out that BJP had ruled in the state in past, but was unable to carry on the government. He advised partymen to work together for a long lasting and stable BJP lead government in HP.
Without making any direct references about there being groupism in the state unit of the party Shah said, “don’t follow the face of a leader but work for the sake of Bharat Mata.”
However, he did not fail to remind the state BJP executive that whereas BJP attained power in Gujarat, MP and Chattisgarh and by providing good governance has retained power with winning polls regularly, in Himachal Pradesh, the party had failed to do so.
The BJP president said that a party started by just 10 leaders in 1950 was now one that consisted of 10 crore people.
“BJP is the biggest political party in the world and our major aim is to keep the top position intact,” claimed Shah.
On the occasion he asked Congress, the principal opposition party in parliament “not to make baseless allegations against BJP, rather accept the popularity of our party, which not only has majority in Lok Sabha but was also ruling in 13 states of the country.”
“For the Congress, the major problem was that there has been no scam in BJP’s one year of rule, so they don’t have any issue to raise,” he said.
He also launched a BJP web site and magazine dedicated to of HP. State in charge Srikant Sharma, BJP secretary Ram Lal, JP Nadda, Shanta Kumar, PKDhumal and Anuraag Thakur were present at the meet.
Photo by Arvind Sharma