Democracy not possible without opposition, says BJP chief Amit Shah
Raipur: BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday asserted that the opposition had a key role in a democracy and that his party’s slogan of “Congress-free India” meant freeing the country of that party’s “culture”.He said some of his remarks on Congress president Rahul Gandhi should not be taken as a personal attack as he had only replied to certain questions posed by the opposition party leader.“‘Congressmukt Bharat’ means getting rid of the ‘Congress culture’. Democracy is not possible without the opposition. It is a different thing that the Congress has been shrinking in the country,” he said.“But it is the responsibility of Rahul Gandhi to keep the Congress alive, not mine,” Shah said, when asked if the BJP wanted to wipe out the opposition from the country.He was addressing a press conference at Ambikapur town in Chhattisgarh’s Surguja district before leaving for New Delhi after his two-day visit to the city.To a query on constantly targeting Gandhi in his speeches, Shah said, “It should not be considered a personnel attack. He (Rahul) put forth some questions which I answered. The BJP had done good work and, therefore, it is getting support of the people. If we continue to do good work, people will continue to support us,” he said.