Amit Shah issues clarification on comparing opposition with animals

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The Narendra Modi government will neither scrap the reservation policy nor allow anyone else to do so, reiterated BJP president Amit Shah on Friday. The rally is slated to end at Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) where the BJP leader would address the people.

"Responding to Mr Shah's barb that Siddaramaiah is not an "AHINDA" (a Kannada acronym for minorities, backward classes and Dalits) leader but "AHINDU" (non-Hindu) leader, the Karnataka chief minister had said last month in Mysuru that Mr Shah should first clarify whether he himself is "a Hindu or not".

"It is due to this that an atmosphere of violent opposition against the BJP is being created", he said while asking party workers not to fall in the opposition's trap of divisive agenda. Despite attempts by the opposition to isolate the BJP, the party, along with the allies, will win the 2019 polls, he added. BJP was formed on April 6 in the year 1980.

Blaming the Opposition Congress for the second leg of Budget session being a total washout, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that BJP lawmakers will observe a fast on April 12 to protest the deadlock in Parliament.

Despite signs of trouble within the NDA, with the Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party (TDP) having recently walked out of the alliance and old allies like the Shiv Sena constantly threatening to quit, Shah shrugged off any conflict, saying the number of allies has only grown since 2014. The event was attended by as many as 3 lakh BJP workers.

In Delhi, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad hit out at the Congress and other rival political parties opposed to its ideology and said in its journey spanning 38 years, the ruling party has emerged as a "big platform for national unity".

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Calling on party workers to use technology to spread their message, PM Modi said that in current age of social media if they are not active, then they would cede the space to anti-national and anti-social elements.

The government have been facingd a lot of flak over its handling of the recent SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act case in the Supreme Court.

Similar functions were also held at Anantnag, Pulwama, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Budgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Kulgam and Shopian, where hundreds of party workers and leaders participated, a statement issued by the party said here. The people of the country are questioning you on four generations of rule. "In Delhi, opposition parties have started an exercise to forge together some sort of front against BJP". The Congress "will expose it" and their chief Rahul Gandhi has appealed to the public to maintain peace and harmony in society, he said.

He said the BJP had grown manifold from a party of 2 MPs to 330 MPs, with full majority in Parliament.

The Prime Minister dedicated the BJP Foundation day to those who sacrificed their lives for the party's growth, Mr Kumar said.

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