All eyes were set upon BJP president Amit Shah, when he spoke in the Rajya Sabha saying it is better to sell ‘Pakodas’ than to be unemployed. Shah also attacked the Congress over unemployment, wondering that since the issue had persisted after “55 years of your rule, so who’s fault is it?”
A mind blowing speech delivered by Shah. We are indeed proud of him. Amit Shah slams Congress P Chidambaram elitist Pakoda comment: “There is NO SHAME in selling Pakoda. Even a Pakoda seller matters to our Nation. A Chaiwala is PM of Nation”
“I think it is better to be a labourer or sell ‘Pakodas’ than to be unemployed. There is no shame in selling ‘Pakodas’,” he said, standing a few feet away from Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was also present in the House.
#AmitShah slams Congress
P Chidambaram elitist Pakoda comment : "There is NO SHAME in selling Pakoras. Even a Pakoda seller matters to our Nation. A Chaiwala is PM of Nation"#ShahSpeaksInRajyaSabha #ShahPakodaPunch
— Rosy (@rose_k01) February 5, 2018
Today is the fourth day of the on-going Parliament session. Both Houses of Parliament were expected to discuss the Motion of thanks on the President’s Address. The Lok Sabha assembled for the first time after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley tabled the Union Budget. The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day after paying tributes to BJP member Hukum Singh, who died on 3rd of February 2018, Rajya Sabha, was adjourned till 2 pm following protests by Opposition members.
#ShahSpeaksInRajyaSabha Good that Amit Shah showed the mirror to Congress party when he said, "Many came to power with "Gareebi Hatao" slogans, but it is only BJP has worked towards it'.
— Totlani Krishan (@kktotlani) February 5, 2018
Shah was responding to the Congress’s recent jibes at PM Modi, after the latter, in a TV interview, said that “if a person sells ‘Pakodas’ and takes home Rs 200 every evening, will it be considered employment or not?”. The Congress slammed the government’s “wild” claims of job creation, going so far as to say that if selling ‘Pakodas’ was a job, then begging should also be recognized as employment.
Former finance minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram tore into the Centre, saying that “real job creation” was “not happening yet. “Shah attacked the Congress over unemployment, wondering that since the issue had persisted after “55 years of your rule, who’s fault is it?”. “This problem didn’t suddenly emerge,” he charged.
He further said that the previous UPA governments suffered from policy paralysis. The BJP chief counted the Modi-led government’s “Jan Dhan Yojana” as one of its major successes. He said that before the BJP came to power, most families did not have “even one bank account.
“In his speech, Shah also defended the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and assured that once the initial hiccups were over, it would benefit the country. He credited the Centre with handling the “crucial” Kashmir issue “very well.”
Shah also pitched for simultaneous assembly and Lok Sabha elections, besides touching upon a host of measures taken by the government -ranging from power supply, toilets, gas, employment and health facilities to the people. On the issue of surgical strikes, Shah said: “Surgical strike was a historic moment. The world started seeing India from a different view. They realized that after America and Israel, India is the only country which can protect its soldiers and Army.”