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Various Congress candidates in Rajasthan posing as CM, says Amit Shah

IANS  |  Jaipur 

On the last day of campaigning in Rajasthan, where polls for the 199-member Assembly are due on December 7, on Wednesday attacked the saying many of its candidates were posing as on their visit to various districts.

"The party lacks discipline, leadership, policies and principles. Like in the past, leaders in the current assembly elections have tried to divide the society on the grounds of caste and religion," he said at a press conference at the BJP in the state capital.

He said the opposition party has relied on family legacy as well as on appeasement of various sections of society. "We have played of performance and are contesting elections on the basis of development projects implemented in the state," said Shah.

He said leaders stooped to new lows and used insulting words for "Congress' real face came to the fore when its worker was prevented from raising the slogan of 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' while he was asked to chant slogans praising Sonia, Rahul and other senior leaders," he said.

Reacting to Rahul Gandhi's remark on Tuesday that Modi should not start his public meetings with 'Bharat Mata ki Jai', Shah said: "For Congress, 'Bharat Mata' may have no value, but for BJP 'Bharat Mata' is everything -- we can sacrifice everything for the cause of our motherland."

Shah expressed his confidence that BJP will form the government in the state with a majority.

As the campaigning ends today, the addressed a dozen gatherings across the state. Yogi Adityanath, his counterpart Shivraj Chauhan and many others, too, pitched in to enable the party's return to power in



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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 19:20 IST