New Delhi: Making light of the reports that Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra may contest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi, BJP President Amit Shah said on Tuesday, “There is democracy in the country, anyone can contest. Congress is in confusion, not us. Our candidate has been declared, Narendra Modi will contest election from here.” Also Read - High-Voltage Political Drama in Rajya Sabha as Derek O'Brien, 7 Other Opposition MPs Suspended For a Week Over Unruly Behaviour
“Once again Modi Ji will contest from Kashi (Varanasi), he will file his nomination on the afternoon of April 26. He will also participate in a road show in Kashi on April 25,” said Shah. Also Read - Monsoon Session: 8 Rajya Sabha MPs Suspended From Remaining Session Over Farm Bills Ruckus, Refuse to Leave Parliament Premises
He added that Sukhbir Singh Badal, Nitish Kumar, Uddhav Thackeray and other NDA leaders will be present during nomination filing by PM Modi on April 26. Also Read - Farm Bills Row: 'Black Day of Parliamentary Democracy in India,' Says Congress; Rajnath Assures MSP Won't End | Highlights
Earlier, addressing a rally in Madhya Pradesh, Shah, while defending his party’s choice of candidate for Bhopal, Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, had said, “A Hindu can never be a terrorist. Hindu culture has never harmed anyone but Congress gave a tag of terrorist to it. Sadhvi Pragya Thakur’s nomination from Bhopal is our Satyagraha against it.”
He added, “The people of Madhya Pradesh are waiting for Diggi Raja as they want to take him on over the issue of Hindu terror,” he added.
Continuing his tirade against Congress, Shah accused the grand old party of indulging in vote bank politics. “But the security
of maa Bharti is the first priority for the BJP,” he mentioned.
Shah also hit out at National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah for demanding two prime ministers in the country. “I have been asking Rahul Baba whether he agrees with Omar or not. It has been 12 days but he is not replying.”
“If not Rahul, at least Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath should answer, only if he has got time from collecting money. He should say if he agrees with Omar’s statement,” Shah said.