Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah ridiculed the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party (SP-BSP) alliance for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls on Wednesday (February 6), saying party workers would put “Aligarh locks” on the shop of “Bua-Bhatija”, referring to BSP supremo Mayawati and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav respectively.
Addressing a meeting of the booth-level workers of the BJP in Aligarh, Shah used “Aligarh locks” as the city was once known for its lock industry.
“BJP workers will put Aligarh locks on the shop of Bua-Bhatija,” he said.
MODI VS THE REST
According to Shah, the general election would be fought on the lines of Prime Minister Narendra Modi versus the rest.
The BJP had rid Uttar Pradesh of goons, he said, adding that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had successfully tackled the land mafia problem.
“Upar Modi, neeche Yogi (Modi as prime minister and Adityanath as chief minister). This general election will be Modi versus the rest. The BJP has rid Uttar Pradesh of goons, of parivarvad (dynasty). Yogi has tackled the land mafia in Uttar Pradesh. The goons are now scared of the police,” Shah said.
ADITYANATH AND AMU
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister questioned as to why there was no quota for the Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
He accused the Congress of indulging in the politics of appeasement and dividing the country. Adityanath added that the SP and the BSP also supported it.
RAM TEMPLE ISSUE
Talking about the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, the BJP chef said, “The BJP wants a grand Ram temple to be constructed at the same place at the earliest. To the Congress, SP and BSP, I would only say our stand is clear, you should come clean on your agenda on the issue.”