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Bundelkhand has to fight against the 'Desi Angrez' present in our country, says Amit Shah in UP's Lalitpur

The Jhansi Lok Sabha constituency covers three assembly segments in Jhansi district -- Babina, Jhansi and Mauranipur (SC) and two in neighbouring Lalitpur district --Lalitpur and Mehroni (SC). The voting on the seat is slated for May 20 and the results will be declared on June 4.

Edited By: Shubham Bajpai Lalitpur Updated on: May 18, 2024 16:55 IST
Amit Shah, Lok Sabha elections
Image Source : ANI Union Home Minister Amit Shah

Union Home minister Amit Shah on Saturday slammed the Congress and Samajwadi Party while highlighting the transformation of Uttar Pradesh. He also said that Bundlekhand fought against the Mughal and the British and that it is time to fight the ‘desi angrez’.

Amit Shah was addressing an election rally in Lalitpur in favour of BJP's Jhansi candidate Anurag Sharma who is eyeing a second term. In a veiled attack on the opposition, the minister said, "This land fought against the Mughals and the British. Now Bundelkhand also has to fight against the 'desi Angrez' present in our country."

Shah highlighted transformation in UP

The Union home minister said that the development in the state started only after Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister and Yogi Adityanath the Chief Minister. He also highlighted the transformation witnessed by UP, especially Bundelkhand, in the last 10 years. He said that the state was once known for producing country-made pistols to one now manufacturing cannon balls.

"There was a time when country-made pistols were produced in Uttar Pradesh. But PM Modi built a defence corridor in Bundelkhand, and now cannon balls are made here," Shah said. He added that "if Pakistan makes any mistake", the shells made in Bundelkhand will be used to "destroy" the country.

Shah takes on Mani Shnakar Aiyar

Moreover, Shah also took on Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's atom bomb remark. "Mani Shankar Aiyar has said Pakistan should be respected as it has an atom bomb and not ask for PoK (Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir) from the country. But this is Narendra Modi's government. We are not afraid of the atom bomb. PoK belongs to India and will remain so. We will take it”, said Shah.

Notably, Aiyar was heard in a video saying India should give respect to Pakistan as it is a sovereign nation and engage with it as it also possesses the atom bomb. He indicated in the video that if a "mad person" comes to power there and uses the atomic bomb, it will have its effect in India too.Although Aiyar has claimed the video was old and dredged up now as the BJP's election campaign is faltering, the Congress disagreed with the remarks.

In Jhansi Lok Sabha seat, there is a bipolar contest between sitting MP Anurag Sharma of the BJP and former Union minister Pradeep Jain 'Aditya' of the Congress. Jhansi will vote in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha polls on May 20.

(With PTI Inputs)

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