Ashoknagar: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Saturday escaped unhurt as he stumbled and fell while alighting from a vehicle after his roadshow in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh. The voting in the state is scheduled for November 28.
Shah reportedly fell while alighting from a vehicle at Tulsi Park. He was offered support by one of his bodyguards.
Later in the day, the BJP national president addressed a public meeting in Shivpuri district. During the rally, he continued to fire salvos at the Congress and said the chief of the opposition party, Rahul Gandhi, was daydreaming about winning the Madhya Pradesh Assembly Election 2018.
“While waiting to board a flight at an airport, I saw Rahul baba on a TV channel, claiming that his party was going to come to power in Madhya Pradesh,” Shah told the gathering.
“Rahul baba is dreaming in the day that his party is going to form the government in Madhya Pradesh,” he said in a retort to Gandhi’s claim made during campaigning that the Congress would form governments in all five states — Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram — that are up for polls.
Shah further ridiculed Gandhi by saying that dreaming was not bad, but one should not build castles in the air, that too during the day.
“After 2014 (when the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance took over at the Centre), people have no room for the Congress and it has been wiped out from (most) states. Even with binoculars, its (Congress) traces are hardly seen anywhere,” he said.
The BJP chief also took a dig at the opposition party for not declaring its chief ministerial face in Madhya Pradesh. “Rahul Gandhi, who is your leader in Madhya Pradesh? Is it raja (Digvijay Singh), maharaja (Jyotiraditya Scindia) or a worn-out industrialist (Kamal Nath)?,” he asked.
While Scindia is the Congress’s campaign committee chief in the state, Nath heads the party’s Madhya Pradesh unit and Singh was the chief minister of the state from 1993 to 2003.
The state is being ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) since 2003 with Shivraj Singh Chouhan occupying the chief minister’s post since 2005.
The Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections 2018 result will be declared on December 11, along with four other states – Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Telangana and Mizroram.