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Congress a 'special purpose vehicle' used to gain independence: Amit Shah

ANI  |  Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] 

(BJP) chief on Sunday dubbed the

Party a 'special purpose vehicle' which was used by the people only to gain independence from the Britishers.

Addressing a gathering in Mumbai, Shah said, "Those who wanted independence gathered under the Party... It

was like a special purpose vehicle, which was used by many to gain independence. Once it role was fulfilled, the party

became irrelevant. They were hardly any principles, hence Congress' existence, post independence, is solely based for


He said the is a party where anyone can become its president and a 'chaiwala' can become the prime minister of the

country, unlike the Party, where only the 'royalty' are acceded within the party.

"When steps down from her post, everyone knows who will become the next president (Rahul Gandhi). Now

tell me who will become the next president after me, no one can answer that. This proves that the has a striving

internal democracy," Shah said.

"In order to become the president of BJP, one has to follow the party's principles diligently, you don't have to

belong from a royal family," he added.

Shah further said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government promotes and support free trade and


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First Published: Sun, June 18 2017. 23:00 IST