Mumbai: BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday targeted Congress chief Rahul Gandhi over a court order asking the publishers of the National Herald newspaper to vacate a premise in the national capital, saying that those appropriating public property should not target Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Also Read - Mike Pompeo, Mark Esper Meet PM Modi, Convey US Interest in Strengthening Ties With India

Shah said while Rahul’s entire family lineage was “mired in corruption”, there was not a single blot on PM Modi. Also Read - Rahul Gandhi Exempted From Court Appearance in Defamation Case Over Remarks Against Amit Shah

“Those appropriating public property cannot target Modi. When Rahul Gandhi levels corruption charges against Modi, he should first open his eyes. His entire family lineage is mired in corruption charges and there is not a single blot on Prime Minister Modi,” Shah said while speaking at a booth workers’ rally at Silvassa. Also Read - Era of Scams Left Behind; Need to Work Together to Fight Corruption: PM Modi

Pointing out that “Rahul baba” was asking the BJP-led government for its “report card” of its four-year performance, he said, “He should first give the report card of his four generations, who ruled the country and did nothing.”

The Delhi High Court had last month asked the Associated Journals Ltd (AJL), the publisher of National Herald, to vacate the premises in the press enclave at ITO in the national capital.

In its order, the single judge had said AJL had been “hijacked” by the Young Indian (YI), in which Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi were shareholders.

Throwing his weight behind the National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise in Assam, where the government is planning to identify and deport illegal Bangladeshi migrants, Shah said, “Infiltrators are like termites to our country. We will neither save them, nor allow you to save them.”

“The members of the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ (the proposed anti-BJP alliance) are opposing the NRC because they think of a vote bank and we think of the safety of our country. We will detect them, delete them (from the voters’ list) and deport them,” he said.

(With PTI inputs)