“Press the EVM button with such anger that Shaheen Bagh feels current” says Amit Shah

“When you press the button of EVM on February 8, do so with such anger that its current is felt at Shaheen Bagh,” said Shah

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday at an election meeting said voting for the BJP in Delhi polls will prevent “thousands of incidents like Shaheen Bagh”.

Amit Shah attacked the opposition leaders including AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on several issues and claimed that only Prime Minister Narendra Modi can ensure the safety and security of India.

Shah was campaigning for the BJP candidate in Babarpur constituency, he said, “Your vote to BJP will make Delhi and India safe and prevent thousands of incidents like Shaheen Bagh.”

A huge number of women have been holding a sit-in against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Shaheenbagh in southeast Delhi since December 2019.

The protest, supported by people from different fields including politics, film industry, and academics, has emerged as a symbol of anti-CAA agitation in India.

“When you press the button of EVM on February 8, do so with such anger that its current is felt at Shaheen Bagh,” said Shah.

The BJP, trying to come into power in Delhi after two decades, has brought the CAA at the center stage of its campaigning for the February 8 elections. Shah and other BJP leaders hit out at Arvind Kejriwal and Rahul Gandhi over the issue in meetings after meetings. Kejriwal has said the BJP wants to give citizenship to Pakistanis, the Home Minister Amit Shah claimed and asked the people “shouldn’t Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists who have faced their women being raped, lost their properties in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan and who came to India over the past 70 years be given citizenship of India.”

Taking a jibe at Shah, political strategist Prashant Kishor said the EVM buttons in Delhi on February 8 will be pressed with love. “Nothing should jeopardize the peace and harmony,”.

Targeting the Aam Adami Party and the Congress party over issues like scrapping of Article 370, JNU, Ram temple, and anti CAA protests, Shah claimed that the parties opposed to the BJP and Modi fear a backlash from their vote bank.

Earlier in Rohtas Nagar constituency while addressing, Shah asked the people, “Are you their vote-bank? Why Rahul Gandhi and Kejriwal want to save the Tukde Tukde gang that raised slogans for dividing the country? They both do this because of fear of their vote bank.”

Shah also slammed the Kejriwal government alleging the AAP failed in fulfilling “all” its promises such as the construction of new schools and colleges, free wifi, installing CCTV cameras, supplying clean water, reducing pollution, building roads and cleaning the Yamuna.

“If there was a survey of lying and making false promises, the Kejriwal government would be topping in it,” Shah said.

Shah promised that if voted to power in the national capital, the BJP will ensure two-room houses to city’s slum dwellers in five years.

The results of Delhi elections for 70 seats will be declared on February 11.

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