BJP president Amit Shah on Monday hit back at the Congress and said that the “Save the Constitution” campaign launched by Rahul Gandhi was an exercise to save the dynasty.
"The Congress' Save the Constitution' campaign is nothing but a farce that seeks to perpetuate the rule of dynasty over the rule of democracy. Like in the past, we need to protect the Constitution from the Congress," Shah said.
"Those who do not trust the Army, the judiciary, the Supreme Court, the Election Commission, EVMs, the RBI are now saying democracy is in danger. India has a vibrant democracy and a vibrant Constitution, he said.
The BJP president was quick to invoke the “nationalism” and said that the opposition party's "Modi hatred" had turned into "India hatred".
Earlier in the day, Rahul Gandhi launched an all-out attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that the country could burn, girls may be raped and the rights of scheduled castes and minorities be under a threat, but Modi was merely interested in becoming the prime minister again.
The Congress president went full throttle and said that the Modi Govt was destroying country's constitutional institutions by appointing RSS ideologues to occupy important positions.
The Gandhi scion accused Modi of being “anti-Dalit” who “justified” manual scavenging by the Valmiki community in his book “Karmayog”.
“In his book Karmayog, PM Modi justifies manual scavenging by calling it a "spiritual experience" for the Valmiki community. This speaks volumes about his anti-Dalit mindset,” Rahul said.
Rahul said that the Constitution was put in place to protect the women and rights of Dalits and poor. It was given to India by Bhimrao Ambedkar and the Congress party and he will now allow the BJP to destroy it.
Gandhi launched Congress party’s nationwide “Save the Constitution” campaign to protest the “unprecedented rise in atrocities” against Dalits.
The year-long campaign was launched at the Talkatora Stadium in Delhi and will continue until April 14, 2019.
(With inputs from agencies)