- Amit Shah addresses 2,000 leaders of BJP in Delh
- Rahul Gandhi wrong to say dynastic politics is Indian culture: Shah
- That is a Congress tradition, says Shah, attacks Congress for graft too
Mr Gandhi, whose family is the pivotal force of the Congress, told students "this is how India works" when he was asked about dynasty politics. He also cited a list of Indians who have inherited their family's legacy to contend that he should not be singled out for benefiting from his last name. Among those offered as evidence by Mr Gandhi: the Ambanis, Abhishek Bachchan and several politicians like MK Stalin and Akhilesh Yadav.
Mr Shah's rebuttal was offered in his opening remarks at BJP National Executive Meet in Delhi attended by 2,000 leaders including 13 Chief Ministers and the party's state and national law-makers.
His other comments emphasized the BJP's plans to expand its foothold in the northeast and the south.
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