Amit Shah pitches Shaheen Bagh free Delhi with BJP in power
New Delhi : Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday addressed a public gathering for the upcoming Delhi Elections; during his address he claimed that if Delhi had been under BJP's power then Shaheen Bagh like incidents could not have happened.
"When you press the button (on the voting machine) on February 8, do so with such anger that its current is felt at Shaheen Bagh," the top BJP leader said in Hindi at an election rally in Delhi.
"Your vote to the BJP candidate will make Delhi and the country safe and prevent thousands of incidents like Shaheen Bagh," Amit Shah was quoted as saying by news agency PTI while campaigning for the BJP candidate in Delhi's Babarpur constituency.
Large numbers of women and children have been protesting on the roads of Shaheen Bagh against the amended CAA.
On Friday too, Amit Shah reportedly made similar statements on the Shaheen Bagh protests. "Push the button with such force that the current makes the protesters leave Shaheen Bagh on February 8," he had said while addressing the "Jeet ki Goonj" programme at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
"Only those who despise Gandhi-ji would want to get rid of Shaheen Bagh. Shaheen Bagh represents the essence of Mahatma Gandhi," senior Congress leader and former Union Minister P Chidambaram said in a series of tweets. "Getting rid of Shaheen Bagh amounts to getting rid of Ahimsa and Satyagraha," he said.
Home Minister seeks votes to ‘get rid of Shaheen Bagh’.— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) January 26, 2020
Only those who despise Gandhiji would want to get rid of Shaheen Bagh. Shaheen Bagh represents the essence of Mahatma Gandhi.
Getting rid of Shaheen Bagh amounts to getting rid of Ahimsa and Satyagraha.
Delhi will be going to vote in the Assembly Elections on January 8 and the counting of votes will be done on February 11.