The party apologised for the traffic problems on account of the rally, which was addressed by its chief Amit Shah in suburban Bandra.
Shah said the Opposition is uniting in a manner similar to how animals come together during a flood.
BJP president Amit Shah appears to be in desperation as he was sure of his party's defeat in Karnataka elections and that is why he was abusing the Opposition parties, said Congress senior leader V. Hanumantha Rao. "Though the sane public is repeatedly disowning them before the Lok Sabha elections". All the opposition parties are continuously calling for unity to defeat the BJP. To save themselves, he said, using a near-Biblical analogy though whether he was hinting at the Modi deluge or the Opposition's version of Noah's Ark is a matter of interpretation, rats, cats, dogs, snakes, mongoose, tigers and cheetahs who are adversaries in their natural habitat all end up clinging to the branches of the said tree to save themselves a thorough drenching or worse.
Responding to the statement by Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad that the BJP was running away from discussing burning issues, Shah said he was ready for any debate on any issue, anywhere.
"I was listening to Rahul baba (Rahul Gandhi)". "Similar language was used by UP CM Adityanath before the Lok Sabha by-elections in Phulpur and Gorakhpur for which people gave them a befitting reply", she said.
Citing electoral wins in the North-East, Shah said Modi's popularity has not diminished. The leaders from Communist Party of India and Trinamool Congress hit out at Shah for his remarks and said that one does not expect this from the president of the ruling party.
"We are in politics for betterment of people". The event was attended by as many as 3 lakh BJP workers. In 10 days, Modi made a decision to send our jawans into Pakistan for a surgical strike.
Among others, state BJP general secretary Jarpum Gamlin, former minister Tangor Tapak, Advisor to Chief Minister, Tai Tagak, and former MLA Tapen Siga addressed the participants.
Gupta said the railways ensured that the regular trains were not delayed because of the special services. CM Devendra Fadnavis and state BJP president Raosaheb Danve have reached the rally.
However, commuters faced a tough time during the morning rush hour as party workers coming in for the rally by road contributed to massive traffic snarls.