Union Home Minister Amit Shah said today during a campaign for his party in the state that the BJP had taught rioters in Gujarat such a lesson in 2002 that they had not dared to raise their heads until now. He added that his party had brought “permanent peace” to the state.
Following the burning of a train carrying karsewaks at the Godhra railway station in February 2002, Gujarat experienced widespread unrest in some parts of the state.
“When the Congress was in office, communal unrest was common in Gujarat. Tell me out loud if that has always happened or not. Narendra Modi made an effort in 2002 to teach the rioters a lesson, and since then, nobody has dared to speak up. The protesters left Gujarat. Gujarat is now at peace thanks to the BJP, Amit Shah claimed.
“The Congress had established a custom in 2002. (to incite riots). That is what caused the riots. By taking harsh action against the rioters, the BJP government in Gujarat has created enduring peace in the state, he continued. Mahua Moitra, an MP for the Trinamool Congress, quickly criticised the statement of the Union minister on Twitter. Amit Shah stated, “They Were Taught Lesson, Permanent Peace In Gujarat. This is India’s home minister. His not-so-little hand won’t be made sweeter by all the Arabian scents, she wrote. In the state where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was born, the BJP is actively running a campaign. The party has held statewide office for almost 20 years.
In preparation for the 2024 general elections, the BJP’s political rivals, the AAP and the Congress, are attempting to unseat the saffron party and install their own administration in the state.
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