In an election year, both Congress and BJP are indulging in blame game to gain an upper hand over each other. Yesterday the Congress started its preparation for the Lok Sabha election by launching Rath Yatra in six constituencies of the city. The BJP which has been known for holding Rath Yatra raised objections and said that the Congress are only blinding emulating them.
BJP MLA and state spokesperson, Ashish Shelar said, “The Congress has stolen our ideas to hold Rath Yatra for campaigning in the forthcoming general election. They are only following the footsteps of our party and are not innovative. In the past, we had launched the Rath Campaign for Modi which enabled him to become popular among the masses. Congress is blindly copying us but they won’t succeed in their endeavour.”
Member of Parliament and AICC General Secretary and CWC Member Gurudas Kamat had launched six raths for campaigning at Y.B. Chavan Centre.
When asked about the allegations made by the BJP that the Congress is only stealing the former’s ideas Gurudas Kamat replied, “The BJP is only following the policy of divide and rule by organising the Rath Yatra. The party has always been known for indulging in communal politics. On the other hand, Congress’s intention is to unite the nation by organising such events.”
On the other hand, Keshav Upadhyay, BJP spokesperson defended his party and said, “The allegations made by the Congress party are baseless. More and more people are associated with Narendra Modi this shows that BJP only brings the nation together. If we read history then we will know that Congress has been indulging in divisive politics. People will give a fitting reply to the Congress party by voting against it”.
The six rath’s launched by Congress will be spotted in all the six constituencies of Mumbai. The campaigning will commence from the Gurudas Kamat’s Mumbai North West Constituency. Earlier, BJP had launched the ‘Namo Rath’ and Narendra Modi was campaigning for the party.