Amit Shah

Union home minister Amit Shah declared the BJP’s stance against religious-based reservation as unconstitutional during a press conference in Guwahati on April 30. He pledged to terminate such reservations in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh if the BJP secured power. Shah accused the Congress of spreading falsehoods and confusion, emphasizing the BJP’s commitment to reservations for SCs, STs, and OBCs.

“We firmly believe that reservation based on religion violates the constitution. When we assume power in states like Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, we will rectify this injustice by abolishing religious-based reservations,” Shah asserted, rebuking the Congress for diluting OBC reservations by granting them to Muslims without proper assessment.

Amit Shah criticized Rahul Gandhi for lowering political discourse and condemned attempts to garner public support through deceitful means. He expressed confidence in the BJP’s electoral prospects, claiming positive responses from South Indian states and anticipating crossing 400 seats.

Regarding Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi’s candidature from Amethi and Raebareli, Shah remarked on their lack of self-assurance, citing their departure from traditional strongholds in Uttar Pradesh.

Earlier, Shah participated in a roadshow to support Guwahati candidate Bijuli Kalita Medhi, joined by chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and state president Bhabesh Kalita. Thousands of supporters attended, and cultural performances welcomed Shah along the route.

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