Ram temple or Article 370, Modi govt made possible what seemed impossible: Shah
Shimla: Referring to the abrogation of Article 370 and the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said the Narendra Modi government made possible what had previously seemed impossible.
Shah was addressing an election rally of the ruling BJP in Himachal Pradesh’s Sirmaur district ahead of the November 12 Assembly polls.
He said the Modi government abrogated Article 370 of the Constitution, which accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir, on August 05, 2019.
“Did you ever think that Article 370 would be abrogated?” he asked the gathering.
“If you talk to Congress leaders and workers about Article 370, they remain mum as its provision was made by Jawaharlal Nehru,” he said.
On the construction of Ram temple, Shah said, “Congress used to taunt us and say ‘Mandir vahi banayenge, tithi nahi batayenge’.”
Prime Minister Modi started the construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya, he said.
“Be it construction of Ram Mandir or abrogation of Article 370, the Modi government made possible what had earlier seemed impossible,” Shah said.
He said the prime minister has ended ‘parivarvad’ in politics.
The days of king and queen are gone and Prime Minister Modi changed the name of Rajpath in Delhi to Kartavya Path and installed a grand statue of Subhas Chandra Bose there, Shah said.
He also reminded the gathering about the surgical strike carried out by the armed forces in response to terrorist attack.
He said the Modi government has brought the Indian economy to the fifth position in the world from number 11 in just eight years.